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F16/088

Housing allocations

Request Description

Please send responses to the following questions:

  • How many people have been removed from your housing allocations list as a result of changes to qualification requirements following the Localism Act in 2012? Please provide a breakdown for each year since 2012
  • What new qualification requirements for the housing allocations list has the council introduced since 2012?
  • How many new applicants were refused access to the list due to new qualification requirements since 2012?
  • What new criteria was used to refuse access to or remove these people?
  • How many decisions to remove a person from the allocations list were reversed upon review since 2012?
  • How many decisions to refuse a person access to the allocations list were reversed upon review since 2012?
  • How many complaints has the council received for refusing a person access to the housing allocations list since 2012? How many of the decisions to refuse access were reviewed?
Request Date4 February 2016
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

23 February 2016  

Response

1. Not monitored

2.  New qualification requirements:

a) Where an applicant has in sufficient income which is assessed as under £48,000

b) No outstanding debts with the council such as loans to secure accommodation in the private rented sector (separate to rent arrears)

3. Applicant refused access due to new qualification rules:

2013 - Not monitored

2014 -    Sufficient income:           4

                Outstanding debts:         2

2015  -     Sufficient income:           5

                Outstanding debts          7

4. See above

5. How many decisions to remove were reversed:  Not monitored

6. How many decisions to refuse were reversed on review:  since 2014 - 2

7. How many complaints to review a refused decision:  Since 2014: 0  

Refused

                                   

Refusal