Document Private Rented Sector Offer

Private Rented Sector Offer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Head of Housing Services & Business Planning advised that the Localism Act 2011 introduced offers within the Private Rented Sector as a lawful means of discharging a homelessness duty.


Where possible homelessness would be prevented or relieved through an offer of a private sector tenancy, thereby avoiding the need for individuals to go into temporary accommodation which was both costly and disruptive.


A recent consultation with stakeholders, which included targeted contact with applicants who had approached the Council as homeless, as well as current applicants on the Housing Register had seen 191 views to the dedicated webpage and a short questionnaire which 6 people completed. 


As a result of the consultation a change would be made to the process where applicants would be asked to sign to confirm that have had the policy explained to them. 


            Resolved that:


Members approved the private rented sector offer.

Report author: David Dakin

Publication date: 18/09/2023

Date of decision: 07/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/06/2023 - Housing Committee

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