Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends to Full Council that:
A The rents for individual dwellings as set out in paragraph 28 of the report are approved with effect from 6 April 2020. This equates to an average weekly rent of £92.28 an increase of 2.7 per cent.
B Service charges for individual dwellings, as set out in paragraphs 21 to 27 of the report are approved with effect from 6 April 2020 for tenants and from 1 April 2020 for leaseholders. This equates to an average weekly service charge to tenants of £2.79.
C Heating charges as set out in paragraphs 29 to 34 of the report are approved with effect from 6 April 2020 for tenants and from 1 April 2020 for leaseholders. Average weekly general needs charges are £9.23 per week (leaseholders 223 Agenda Item 14 £18.19 per week, equivalent) and, for sheltered accommodation, £6.84 per week.
D Rents for garages held within the category ‘Retain and Invest’ as defined in the ‘Garages and Hardstanding Improvement Strategy 2015’ will increase by five per cent, to £10.67 per week (for a standard garage) and proportionate increases for other garages, car ports and car spaces from 1 April 2020, as set out in paragraphs 35 and 36 of the report.
E Housing related support charges are as set out in paragraphs 17 to 19 and Table 1 of the report are approved for service users with effect from 6 April 2020.
F Other Leasehold charges set out in paragraphs 25 and 37 of the report are approved with effect from 6 April 2020.
G Other Tenant charges are set out in paragraphs 38 and 39 of the report and are approved with effect from 1 April 2020.
H The growth items outlined in paragraph 42 of the report in respect of 2020/21 are approved.
I The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget (attached as set out in Appendix A to the report) is approved.
J The minimum HRA working balance shall be £4 million as at 31 March 2021.
Report author: Simon Freeman
Publication date: 24/01/2020
Date of decision: 23/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 23/01/2020 - Cabinet