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Matters Referred to the Cabinet in Accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

Decision status: Approved Pending

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Report of the Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee. Notified Cabinet of the report and recommendations from the Housing Voids Update item that was discussed at the meeting of Corporate Scrutiny on the 22nd of April 2024.





that Cabinet agreed:




to instruct Officers to review the costs versus return, of employing an in-house inspection team to see if we can drive down the costs of voids.




to review how we recover damages costs from existing tenants and see if there is a more proactive way, we can approach this long term




that the Portfolio Holder calls Equans in to address Members major concerns around void turnaround times and ask them what their action plan is to improve this.




(Moved by Councillor B Clarke and seconded by Councillor L Smith)




Publication date: 04/07/2024

Date of decision: 27/06/2024

Decided at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

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