Labour council tackling housing issues across board – private and council lets
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.
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Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds 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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