Decision details

Council Housing Policy Update Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes






That the Executive:


a)     Approved the Tenancy and Estate Management Policy at Appendix A to the report


b)     Approved the Lettable Standard and Tenant Involvement Plan at Appendix B to the report


c)      Approved the Tenant Involvement Plan at Appendix C to the report


d)     Approved the creation of a Tenancy Advisory Panel as part of the Tenant Involvement Plan and delegates authority to the Executive Member for Housing and Communities in consultation with the Assistant Director of Housing and Communities to agree Terms of Reference.


e)     Delegated authority to the Executive Member for Housing and Communities, in liaison with the Executive Director, Adults, Communities and Wellbeing to take any further decisions and/or actions required to implement these policy documents. This will include changing some of the photographs within both the Lettable Standard and the Tenant Involvement Plan and making minor amendments.



Reasons for Recommendations: -


·           Offer one consistent approach to the tenancy and estate management part of the tenancy and landlord services.


·           Comply with regulation that requires all social housing providers to incorporate tenant involvement into their service.


·           Offer one consistent standard for letting council owned homes throughout the North Northamptonshire area.


Alternative Options Considered: -


·         The only other option is to do nothing or to delay the harmonisation of working practices across the two teams.


·         This is not an option that can continue to be maintained effectively over time. The best option is to harmonise working practices as soon as possible to ensure consistency of service, reduce the risk of challenge, and most importantly make improvements to the service.


Publication date: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 19/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 27/05/2022

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