Decision details

Project Admiral Leasehold Considerations and Acquisition Proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider issues raised during the s20 consultation with leaseholders, options for managing the issues raised and to consider an increase to the acquisitions budget to support buy back of former HRA properties and other potential acquisitions.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)        approves the recommendations set out in the confidential report; and

(b)        Offers to repurchase a limited number of properties as set out in Option 4, and delegates authority to the Director of Housing in consultation with the Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer to decide which properties will be repurchased further to this decision.

Voting: Unanimous

REASONS

In respect of recommendation (a) the reasons are set out in the confidential report.

In respect of recommendation (b), the option to repurchase a limited number of properties would allow the Council to obtain some much needed social housing stock within this area, while linking this to current demand. The use of the prioritisation approach would allow this approach to be targeted at those leaseholders most in need of support.

Report author: Lorraine Mealings

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/09/2019

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