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Status:
Implemented
Business Item
Private Sector Housing Strategy - Update
Ref.
ES/0508
Is a Key Decision:
Yes
Decision Type:
Committee
Decision Maker:
Cabinet
Date of Decision
Tue 6 Oct 2020
Show on Forward Plan
Yes
Description
Report of the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing
Matter for Decision (to consider...)

1. That the new improvement agency model and funding structure utilising the disabled facilities grant allocation to fund agency costs upfront be approved.   

 

2. That the funding of East Suffolk’s annual contribution to Stepping Home and Be at Home, from the disabled facilities grant allocations, subject to continued receipt of DFG funding from Central Government be approved.   

 

3. That the new grant regime set out in Appendix A be approved. 

 

4. That the amendment to the Civil Penalty Policy by adopting the HMO matrix be approved.    

 

5. That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Housing to utilise the powers under the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 and implement the penalty charges as detailed in the report.

 

6. That delegated authority be granted to Head of Housing to implement the provisions of sections 43, 47, 48, 49 the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

 

7. That the amendment of the Private Sector Housing Strategy  be approved to reflect the policy changes agreed in the report and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing to approve the wording within the revised document. 

Service Area
Housing Operations & Landlord Services
Service Area 2
Not Applicable
Contact for Background Papers:

Teresa Howarth

Principal Environmental Health Officer

01394 444206

teresa.howarth@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Background Papers:
Private Sector Housing Strategy
Is Decision District Wide
Yes
Decision Made

1. That the new improvement agency model and funding structure utilising the Disabled Facility Grant allocation to fund agency costs upfront be approved.

 

2. That the funding of East Suffolk’s annual contribution to Stepping Home and Be at Home, from the Disabled Facility Grants allocations, subject to continued receipt of Disabled Facility Grant funding from Central Government, be approved.

 

3. That the new grant regime set out in Appendix A to report ES/0508 be approved.

 

4. That the amendment to the Civil Penalty Policy by adopting the House in Multiple Occupation matrix be approved.

 

5. That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Housing to utilise the powers under the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 and implement the penalty charges as detailed in report ES/0508.

 

6. That delegated authority be granted to Head of Housing to implement the provisions of sections 43, 47, 48, 49 the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

 

7. That the review of the grant policy, after 12 months or sooner, by the Head of Housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing, to ensure that it is meeting demand and delivering effectively, be approved.

 

8. That the amendment of the Private Sector Housing Strategy to reflect the policy changes agreed in report ES/0508 be approved and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing to approve the wording within the revised document.

Reason for Decision
The decision will create a more efficient and effective Private Sector Housing Service and align the approach more closely with the strategic aims of the Council.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Any Declarations of Interest Declared
Councillor Rivett declared a Disclosable Pecuniary  Interest, as a private landlord, and as a member of the Eastern Landlords' Association, and left the meeting for the duration of the item.
Any Dispensation Granted
None.

Decision Criteria

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Wards

Aldeburgh and Leiston; Beccles and Worlingham; Bungay and Wainford; Carlford and Fynn Valley; Carlton and Whitton; Carlton Colville; Deben; Eastern Felixstowe; Framlingham; Gunton and St Margarets; Halesworth and Blything; Harbour and Normanston; Kelsale and Yoxford; Kesgrave; Kessingland; Kirkley and Pakefield; Lothingland; Martlesham and Purdis Farm; Melton; Orwell and Villages; Oulton Broad; Rendlesham and Orford; Rushmere St Andrew; Saxmundham; Southwold; Western Felixstowe; Wickham Market; Woodbridge; Wrentham, Wangford and Westleton

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 5, items 1 to 10 of 42.
17/09/2020 16:05:54Matt MakinBusiness Item Created 
17/09/2020 16:05:54Matt MakinCommittee AddedCabinet
17/09/2020 16:05:54Matt MakinMeeting Added06/10/2020 6:30PM
17/09/2020 16:06:30Matt MakinWard AddedAldeburgh and Leiston
17/09/2020 16:06:30Matt MakinWard AddedBeccles and Worlingham
17/09/2020 16:06:31Matt MakinWard AddedBungay and Wainford
17/09/2020 16:06:31Matt MakinWard AddedCarlford and Fynn Valley
17/09/2020 16:06:31Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton and Whitton
17/09/2020 16:06:31Matt MakinWard AddedCarlton Colville
17/09/2020 16:06:31Matt MakinWard AddedDeben

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