Labour council tackling housing issues across board – private and council lets

Adel and Wharfedale Branch

Leeds Labour council is due to discuss some important changes to the way properties are allocated to council tenants.
The proposed changes reflect the results of a wide-spread process of consultation. They include
— tackling antisocial behaviour
– emphasis on the rights – but also the responsibilities of tenants.
– committing to retaining a waiting list open to all.
– continuing to help tenants affected by welfare changes through promoting home swaps and other options available to them.

At their heart is the replacement of automated computer-based decision making on letting. This will be matched by more staff training to deal with these questions.

Welcome back to the experience and knowledge of local housing managers!

Councillor Peter Gruen, imagesLeeds City Council executive board member for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:
“We are announcing some very important and fundamental changes to how we operate our Lettings Policy.
“Most importantly, we…

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