Issue - meetings
Withdrawal of Managed Lettings and Over 55’s Schemes by North East Wales (NEW) Homes
Meeting: 23/10/2018 - Cabinet (Item 245)
As detailed in the recommendations.
Councillor Attridge introduced the Withdrawal of Managed Lettings and Over 55’s Schemes by North East Wales (NEW) Homes report.
The report sought approval for NEW Homes to commence the planned withdrawal of ‘managed lettings’ and ‘over 55’s’ properties and to remove the corporate objective “To provide a competitive offer to landlords to encourage growth of the private rented sector” from the NEW Homes Business Plan.
Also detailed in the report was how the Council aimed to develop the offer through an alternative delivery mechanism.
The Council was undertaking early discussions with Registered Social landlords (RSL’s) to see if they would take on the NEW Homes managed lettings on the same terms and where the landlord approved. On the 2 ‘over 55’ properties, due to the vulnerability of the tenants, it was proposed that they would be retained within the Council and managed through the Housing Options team as part of the temporary accommodation service.
Councillor Attridge said he was disappointed with the recent journalism on this. The Chief Executive explained that a correction was due to be published by the author and a statement from the Council would be issued alongside.
(a) That it be approved for NEW Homes to withdraw from these schemes and approve removing the following corporate objective “To provide a competitive offer to landlords to encourage growth of the private rented sector” from the business plan; and
(b) That the exploration of alternative delivery mechanism for the managed lettings as part of the wider development of the Private Rented Sector (PRS) provision be approved.