Decision - Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Rent and associated HRA charges 2019-20 | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Rent and associated HRA charges 2019-20

Decision details

Annual Review of Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Rent and associated HRA charges 2019-20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To set the HRA tenant rents and other charges for the financial year 2019-20. The City Council is required by law to give tenants at least 28 days’ notice of any variation to the rent charged.

Decision:

1.         That in order to comply with the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, the Cabinet Member for Housing Services approved the reduction of Housing Revenue Account rents by 1% from 1st April 2019.

2.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services 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, 1st April 2019.

3.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services approved the variation of tenant service charges to be in line with estimated actual costs for 2019/20 from Monday, 1st April 2019. 

4.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services approved a 3.3% increase (RPI as at September 2019) for charges for car parking, parking spaces, sheds and garages from Monday, 1st April 2019.

Reasons for Decision

To set the Housing Revenue Account tenant rents and other charges for the financial year 2019/20. The City Council is required by law to give tenants at least 28 days’ notice of any variation to the rent charged.

Publication date: 13/02/2019

Date of decision: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

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