Agenda

Housing Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 21 March 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 3-5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikoleta Nikolova, Governance Officer  tel: 0208 937 1587, Email: Nikoleta.Nikolova@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the existence and nature of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item/s to which that interest relates.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To approve the attached minutes from the previous meeting on 22 February 2018 as a correct record.

4.

Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

6.

Petitions (if any)

To discuss any petitions from members of the public, in accordance with Standing Order 66.

7.

Brent based Registered Providers (RP) delivery of social housing pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Housing Scrutiny Committee seeks to have an oversight of service delivery in

the borough as housing is increasingly delivered by a number of landlords, including the Council, Registered Providers (RP), private landlords and rent schemes such as Shared Ownership. The Committee has requested that Registered Providers active in the borough report on the level and quality of services they deliver to local residents.

Additional documents:

8.

Homelessness Reduction Act pdf icon PDF 362 KB

This report provides information about the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, and the key changes that it will introduce. It also provides feedback on the role and general performance of the Single Homeless Prevention Scheme (SHPS) trailblazer scheme and the extent to which it is meeting its objectives.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Impact of Landlord Licensing pdf icon PDF 398 KB

This report sets out the private housing services experience of the impact of private rented property licensing on tenants since the introduction of the Brent Selective and Additional HMO licensing schemes in January 2015. The report aims to provide the committee with an update against the objectives of landlord licensing, an update on the new 2018 Selective designation scheme and prospects for further extension of the schemes

Additional documents:

10.

Housing Management - Customer Service pdf icon PDF 216 KB

The purpose of this report is to inform members of the Scrutiny Committee on the current performance status of the Housing Contact Centre, the improvements since October, when the service was insourced and those planned for the future.

 

11.

Scrutiny Committee's Work Programme 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

12.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.