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Tenancy Strategy

Meeting: 27/07/2023 - Cabinet (Item 25)

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To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Tenancy Strategy at Appendix A be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To comply with the Localism Act 2011.

Minutes:

Councillor Hugo Pound, Cabinet Member for Housing Planning introduced Tobi Philips, Affordable Housing and Enabling Officer who presented the report set out in the agenda.

 

Discussions and questions from Members included the following:

 

-       Cabinet were recommended to endorse Option 1 and approve the adoption of the strategy.

-       The Strategy had not been renewed since 2012, and the world had moved on considerably with the Council’s registered providers and the expectations of residents who rented social housing. 

-       The work was therefore wholly appropriate in creating something fresh that could be rolled out to the Council’s registered providers.

 

 

RESOLVED – That the Tenancy Strategy at Appendix A be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To comply with the Localism Act 2011.


Meeting: 12/07/2023 - Communities and Economic Development Cabinet Advisory Board (Item 72)

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Gary Stevenson, Head of Housing, Health and Environment introduced Tobi Phillips, Affordable Housing and Enabling Housing Needs Officer who presented the report as per the agenda.

 

Member discussion and Officer clarification included:

                 i.          It was advised that the housing department had a relationship with most of the registered providers and most of them were within the Kent Housing Group.

                ii.          It was advised that earlier intervention working with registered providers closely and gaining suggestions of what the Housing Authority can provide may to help alleviate the anti-social behaviour.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.     That the recommendation in the report, be supported.