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Phase 5 Purchase & Repair Temporary Accommodation Acquisition

Meeting: 02/11/2021 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee (Item 101)

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The Housing Delivery Manager introduced the report and outlined the previous four phases of the programme, which had been successful in providing council-owned temporary accommodation. The Purchase and Repair programme provided a more cost-effective solution for temporary accommodation compared to nightly paid accommodation, and the need for further properties still existed. Each property considered for purchase would continue to be approved on a case-by-case basis, with a mix of units sought to accommodate a range of need. Ward Councillors would be notified of the council’s intention to purchase any property that falls within their ward.




1.  The addition of the £481,570 underspend from previous phases of the project to the capital programme allocation, giving a total of £3,007,570 for investment in further properties for use as temporary accommodation, be noted;


2.  The Director of Regeneration and Place be given delegated authority to determine the size and type of temporary accommodation required; and


3.  The Policy and Resources Committee be recommended to give delegated authority to the Director of Finance and Business Improvement to purchase properties for use as temporary accommodation up to the total value of £3,007,570 in consultation with the Chair of Policy and Resources.