Decision - Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account rent and associated charges 2018-19 | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account rent and associated charges 2018-19

Decision details

Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account rent and associated charges 2018-19

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

1.            That in order to comply with the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, the Cabinet Member for Housing agreed that Housing Revenue Account (HRA) rents are reduced by 1% from the 2nd April 2018 and noted that the impact of this is a rent loss of £0.745m compared to 2017-18.

2.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing noted that the Council continues to exercise its discretion under the rent restructuring policy to set rents for new tenants and transfers on all re-lets at formula target rent from Monday 2nd April 2018.

3.            That the Cabinet Member for Housing noted that the tenant service charges be varied in line with estimated actual costs for 2018-19 from Monday 2nd April 2018.

4.            That the Cabinet Member noted that charges for car parking, parking spaces and sheds and garages be increased by 4.1% from Monday 2nd April 2018 and that this will generate an additional £0.049m.

Reasons for Decision

 

To set the HRA tenant rents and other charges for the financial year 2017-18. The City Council is required by law to give tenants at least 28 days’ notice of any variation to the rent charged.

 

Publication date: 14/02/2018

Date of decision: 09/02/2018

Effective from: 22/02/2018

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