Following a report of the Group Manager for Housing, the Homes Policy Development Group has made the following recommendation: that the revised policy be approved.
Following a * report of the Group Manager for Housing, the Homes Policy Development Group had made the following recommendation: that the revised policy be approved.
The Cabinet Member for Housing and Property Services outlined the contents of the report stating that the policy identified the approach of the Housing Service to managing garages and garage ground rent plots on the housing estates. Reference to the policy would ensure that all cases were treated consistently although the policy did allow for some discretion to enable reasonable adjustments to be made where necessary.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr S J Clist and seconded by Cllr D J Knowles)
Note: * Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
To receive a report from the Group Manager for Housing Services detailing a review of the Garage Management Policy.
The Group had before it a report * from the Group Manager for Housing Services outlining a review of the Garage Management Policy.
It was explained that the policy had last been updated in January 2016 and it had therefore been due for review. The review had identified a number of minor changes which included:
· An amendment to facilitate future changes with regard to rental charges.
· Maintenance issues.
· Any reference to ‘rent free weeks’ had been removed.
· Amendments in relation to garage ground rent plots.
It was further explained that there was an intention to move all housing policies to a ten yearly review unless there were changes to housing legislation or good practice guidance.
RECOMMENDED to the Cabinet that the revised Garage Management Policy be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr F Letch and seconded by Cllr L Cruwys)
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the signed minutes.