Housing Management and Maintenance Service EXE21-009.
Reporting Person – Louise Strongitharm
Following Council approval of the preferred approach of Housing Management and Asset Management Services being brought back in-house and housing repairs and maintenance works and services being procured through third party contractors from 1 April 2022 subject to tenant and leaseholder consultation, Councillor Harlow, Portfolio Holder for Housing, introduced the report which recommended to Council approval to proceed. Councillor Harlow reported that the statutory tenant and leaseholder consultation had been undertaken during November and December and there had been strong overall support from residents. The Executive heard that, although the consultation response rate had been low, the Council had received some useful feedback from residents. Discussion ensued on the level of detail set out in the consultation letter sent to residents. The Director of Housing commented that Officers would be open to improving such letters in the future to improve accessibility.
REcommended to Council
That the proposal to bring Housing Management and Asset Management services back in-house and procure Housing Repairs and Maintenance works and services through third party contractors from 1 April 2022 be approved.
Reason: To determine and agree the future delivery model for the Council’s Housing and Maintenance service after the end of the current contract with New Vision Homes on 31 March 2022.