Have your say on the future of council housing in Brent

07/12/2016

Brent Council has been carrying out a review of the provision of housing management services for the 11000 council homes which are currently administered on the council's behalf by Brent Housing Partnership (BHP).Council flats

Brent faces enormous pressures to meet the housing needs of its population. With regards to its own housing stock, it has a special duty to its tenants and leaseholders to ensure that the provision of services meets the standards which residents have a right to expect.

Mindful of this, the council's Cabinet commissioned a formal review of housing management options for the council’s housing stock in June 2016, with the following options considered:

  • To continue with BHP on a reformed basis
  • To bring the service in-house
  • to enter into partnership with another organisation to provide the service.

The options have been examined to assess how far they can:

  • Provide modern, high-quality housing management services
  • Achieve significant efficiencies and savings
  • Get the most out of the value and performance of the council’s housing stock
  • Contribute to improved outcomes for tenants
  • Contribute to delivering the council's priorities.

The review has now been completed and the review report was considered by Cabinet on 15 November. Central to the review has been an evaluation of the options and in light of this evaluation, the Cabinet concluded that the in-house option offers the best way forward subject to consultation.

Therefore a consultation process will now be undertaken with all tenants and leaseholders. The results of this will be reported to Cabinet for a final decision by the Council in April 2017.

The council’s 11,000 tenants and leaseholders have received a newsletter informing them to on how to comment on this proposal. There will also be other ways in which residents can contribute to the consultation process which will last 12 weeks and finish on 17 March 2017.

Have your say

Housing management review - give your comments

If you want further information on the Housing Management Options Review you can:

  • Email housingpartnerships@brent.gov.uk
  • Write to Housing Options Review, Housing Partnerships, Brent Council, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ
  • Phone 020 8937 2850.

Survey of all tenants and leaseholders

Please note that all council tenants and leaseholders will be receiving a questionnaire from an independent organisation Electoral Reform Services (ERS) early in the 2017 new year asking them for their views on the proposal outlined in this document.

Documents

On this page, you can find all of the documents provided to Cabinet in November which sets out why this recommendation was proposed.