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Report of the Head of Housing and Community Services - Property Acquisitions - Temporary Accommodation

Decision Maker: Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

That:

1)  The purchase of two properties subject to contract, valuation and survey, for use as accommodation for homeless households be approved as set out in the exempt report of the Head of Housing and Community Services;

2)  The Housing Capital (Support for Social Housing) Programme funds for 2015/16 (£1,664,500) are carried forward into 2016/17, in order to adequately fund these property acquisitions and also leave sufficient capital resources for the Council to consider buying additional properties should further opportunities arise in the market place;

3)  The Head of Legal Services be authorised to complete the purchases on the agreed terms;

4)  The Head of Housing and Community Services commissions the appropriate management service provision as set out in the report of the Head of Housing and Community Services; and

5)  Officers regularly update the Committee on progress of these purchases.

Report author: Andrew Connors

Publication date: 21/01/2016

Date of decision: 19/01/2016

Decided: 19/01/2016 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee

Effective from: 29/01/2016

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