Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Agree the HRA budget for 2021/22
1 Approved the Housing Revenue Account Budget as detailed in paragraph 3.5.
2 Agreed that the rents chargeable for tenants in general needs Council properties owned by the London Borough of Havering be increased by 1.5% from the week commencing 5th April 2021.
3 Agreed that the rents chargeable for tenants in supported housing Council properties, such as sheltered housing and hostels, owned by the London Borough of Havering, are increased by 1.5% from the week commencing 5th April 2021
4 Agreed the four rent-free weeks for 2021/22 are: week commencing 23rd August 2021, the two weeks commencing 20th and 27th December 2021, and the week commencing 28th March 2022.
5 Agreed that service charges and heating and hot water charges for 2021/22 are as detailed in paragraph 2.10 of this report.
6 Agreed that charges for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) leased and managed by the Council (General Fund) are set at the LHA applicable on the 5th April 2021.
7 Agreed that charges for garages should be increased by 1.5% in 2021/22 as detailed in paragraph 2.7 of this report.
8 Agreed that the service charge for the provision of intensive housing management support in sheltered housing for 2021/22 shall be as detailed in paragraph 2.20 of this report.
9 That Members consider the options for the Supported Housing Charge for HRA Hostels as detailed in paragraph 2.24
10 Agreed that the Careline and Telecare support charge should be increased by 1.5% for 2021/22 as detailed in paragraph 2.22 of this report.
11 Approved the HRA Major Works Capital Programme, detailed in Appendix 1a of this report and refer it to full Council for final ratification.
12 Approved the HRA Capital expenditure and financing for the 12 Sites Joint Venture and other acquisition and regeneration opportunities detailed in section 4.0 and Appendix 1b of this report and refer it to full Council for final ratification.
Report author: Patrick Odling-Smee
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Date of decision: 17/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet