Decision details

Approval of Annual Rents and Charges in the Housing Revenue Account for 2020-21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways, Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Report to seek approval to change rents in line with Legislation and the Government’s Policy statement on rents for social housing. To set the Housing Revenue Account tenant rents and other charges for the financial year 2020/21. The City Council is required by law to give tenants at least 28 days’ notice of any variation to the rent charged.

Decision:

1.                        That in order to comply with the provisions of The Rents for Social Housing policy for 2020/21, the Cabinet Member for Housing Services approved an increase of the Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) rents by 2.7% from the 6April 2020.

2.                        That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services noted that the Council continues to exercise its discretion under the rent restructuring policy to set rents for new tenants and transfers on all re-lets at formula target rent from Monday 6 April2020.

3.                        That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services gave approval for tenant service charges be varied in line with estimated actual costs for 2020/21 from Monday 6April 2020.

4.                        That the Cabinet Member for Environment and Highways gave approval for charges for car parking and parking spaces to be increased by 2.4% (RPI as at September 2019) from Monday 6April  2020.

5.                        That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services gave approval for charges for sheds and garages to be increased by 2.4% (RPI as at September 2019) from Monday 6April  2020.

Reasons for Decision

 

To set the HRA tenant rents and other charges for the financial year 2020/21. The City Council is required by law to give tenants at least 28 days’ notice of any variation to the rentcharged.

 

Publication date: 24/02/2020

Date of decision: 24/02/2020

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