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Homes for Haringey Management Agreement
Housing consultation on the Homes for Haringey Management Agreement
- A decision regarding extension of agreement with Homes for Haringey should be made following a January 2018 cabinet
This consultation ran from Monday 9 October 2017 until Sunday 26 November 2017.
Homes for Haringey was set up by the council in 2006 as an ‘arm's-length management organisation’ and has been managing the council’s housing on its behalf since then. The council is now proposing to extend this arrangement by entering into a new agreement (called a Management Agreement) with Homes for Haringey until 2026.
Under this proposal, there will be no changes in the types of services you currently receive from Homes for Haringey and no changes in any of your tenancy or leasehold terms and conditions. The council will continue to be your landlord and Homes for Haringey will continue to provide the same services such as housing and leasehold management, repairs and maintenance, estate management and rent/service charge collection.
This proposal follows consultation with the council carried out in 2015 - which looked at how it would manage its housing stock in the future. Two specific options for ongoing management, with the council remaining the landlord were considered. The first option was to retain Homes for Haringey to carry out management on the council’s behalf. The second option was to bring the management of housing services back ‘in house’.
The council is proposing to take the first option and not the second option for a number of reasons:
- Homes for Haringey has significantly improved its performance over the last five years. The ALMO has made significant savings and taken over new services improving them in a relatively short timescale.
- There is not a compelling case that bringing the service back in house would lead to an increase in tenant satisfaction or make a significant impact on the capital funding deficit or the savings needed to improve the overall HRA financial position
Further information can be found in the September 2015 report to cabinet (PDF, 645KB) which considered the option, as well as the Future of Housing review report.
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