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ALMO inspections - meeting the equality standard and preparing for inspection »
This inquiry was carried out by the Leeds Central and Corporate Functions Scrutiny Board, and aimed to discover whether diversity and equality issues were being adequately addressed by the ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations responsible for Council housing in Leeds).
Draft Local Development Plan - a report of Policy Review & Performance Scrutiny Committee »
The Inquiry was informed by internal and external expert witnesses, including the Environment Agency Wales and the Countryside Council for Wales, and set out to test whether Cardiff's LDP was fit for purpose and to examine the policies it contained.
Empty Homes Strategy »
Empty homes, while being a wasted resource, can very quickly have a detrimental effect on adjoining properties and the neighbourhood in general. Empty properties become a magnet for anti-social behaviour, including squatting, vandalism and dumping of rubbish.
Harrow: Right to Manage »
A challenge panel examined the Right to Manage process, which stems from the 1994 The Housing (Right to Manage) Regulations. It is designed to allow tenants and / or residents to set up Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) which then take on the responsibility for the day-to-day management of their estates.
Housing Overcrowding »
The review considered the various ways that Hackney Council looks to address overcrowded housing conditions in social housing stock.
Housing Provision for Older People »
The UK’s ageing society poses one of our greatest housing challenges. National figures suggest that households where the main householder is over 65 years old will account for almost half of all households by 2026. This means that there will be 2.4 million more older households than there are currently.
Housing Revenue Account »
The review examined the impact of the negative subsidy aspect of the housing revenue account (HRA) on Harrow and responded to a CLG consultation on the future of the HRA.
Local Warming: Increasing Home Insulation in Lewisham »
The review found that carbon emissions from domestic homes contributed greatly to overall emissions and suggested ways to reduce these emissions such as a home insulation partnership, improving skills and capacity for installing insulation and incentivising private and social landlords to install insulation.
London Borough of Redbridge Planning & Regeneration Scrutiny Review of Working Together (2009) »
To consider opportunities for improving public awareness of the requirement for separate permissions in relation to Planning, Licensing and Building Control.
Older People's Housing »
This inquiry focused on the changing demands on housing services for older people, and how these demands are being met.
Open Plan Estates »
The overall aim of the Scrutiny investigation was to consider the relevance and the appropriateness of the Council’s current open plan policy.
Planning Enforcement »
To identify ways of bringing enforcement cases to an earlier completion through reviewing City of York Council’s approach to planning enforcement and court action.
Private rented sector housing »
Following an inquiry in 2007/08 into Housing Letting Pressues, Leeds Environment and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Board decided to carry out this inquiry into the Council’s approach to making best use of housing stock in the private sector.
Review of Housing Support in the London Borough of Hillingdon »
Review of Housing Support in the London Borough of Hillingdon
Rotherham: Improving choice based lettings from a customer perspective »
The purpose of this scrutiny review was to find out the customer experience of the Choice Based Lettings (CBL) Service and to identify any gaps in the service and any areas of work for further development.
Scrutiny of Affordable Housing »
Members of the Regeneration & Economy Improvement Committee undertook a detailed examination of affordable housing.
Statement - Changes to the Lettings Policy »
A statement of the Leeds City Council Environment and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Board following consideration of proposed changes to the Council's lettings policy.
Students in the Community »
The Adult Social Care & Housing Overview & Scrutiny Committee carried out an investigation into how Brighton and Hove¹s growing student population is affecting housing in the city. The panel will look at the impact student households is having on long-standing communities within the city.
A council assessment of the housing market showed two thirds of Brighton University and half of Sussex University students take private rented accommodation, meaning about 12,000 live outside of campus and halls of residence.
Tenancy Agreements and Problem Tenants »
The review, conducted by Broxtowe Borough Council's Services Examination and Inquiry Group, considered this topic after discovering the relevant anti-social behaviour issues, the complaints procedure, the advantages and disadvantages of the introductory tenancy system, the tenancy agreement and rent arrears.
The Condition of Empty Shops and Properties »
Empty properties, whether residential or commercial, can detract from the local environment and cause problems in communities. The main aims of the scrutiny exercise were to investigate the responsibilities of the Council in this area, to examine the effectiveness of its involvement and to identify any associated issues.
The Core Strategy »
In this review a group of members have considered what North Somerset’s Core Strategy should look like in order to ensure that future developments in the area are of high quality and sustainable?
The Council's Obligations to Leaseholders »
The review found that services provided to leaseholders could be improved through clearer and more timely information, more accurate cost calculation, improved quality of works and more robust monitoring of housing providers.
Town Centre Maps »
Broxtowe Borough Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee were asked to review the issue of town centre maps by the Beeston and District Civic Society. The Society noted that in some other areas of the country local authorities display maps in the middle of their town centres which identify, among other things, locations of various businesses. The committee considered the provision made locally for town centre maps and heard evidence from the Council’s Regeneration Officers.
West Dorset Private Sector Housing Support & the Care and Repair Agency »
The review examined the operation of the council's Care and Repair Agency (Home Improvement Agency (HIA)) in order to inform a county council tender process for the provision of HIA services across Dorset from 2010. It also considered the management and operation of loan and grant schemes for private sector housing support.