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Housing

Requested on
Tue 17th December, 2013
Reference
FOI 3710
Resolution
Information provided

Question

How many properties have been empty for more than six months? If possible categorise them such as 'due to poor state of repair'.
1. How many properties are currently available and ready to move into? (categorise such as two bedroom flat etc)
2. How many people are currently on a waiting list and what is the average time somebody is on the waiting list for housing?
3. What is the most commonly requested type of property? (3 bedroom house, bungalow etc)
4. Has the council got any plans to build more council homes and when is the building likely to commence? (categorise by type of property)
5. How many tenants are currently seeking rehousing? (to down size or increase size - please specify)
6. How many tenants currently have applications in via the Right to Buy scheme?
7. How many properties were sold via Right to Buy in the last 12 months - January-December 2013?

Answer

1. How many properties have been empty for more than six months? If possible categorise them such as 'due to poor state of repair'.

Status Total
Difficult to Let - Bedsit 25
Difficult to Let - Other 2
Held Pending Conversion 17
Major Repair Works 3
Other 4
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2. How many properties are currently available and ready to move into? (categorise such as two bedroom flat etc)

Type Total
Bedsit, 1B 17
Bungalow, 1B 4
Flat, 1B 26
Flat, 2B 7
House, 3B 5
House, 4B 3
Maisonette, 2B 1
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3. How many people are currently on a waiting list and what is the average time somebody is on the waiting list for housing?

ApTyp Type Total
CBRP   Registered Provider  139
CBTFR  CBC Transfers        381
CBWL   CBC WL Applications  1548
  2068
                
No Information is held regarding the average time on the waiting list.  Every case is different as this depends on the person’s assessed priority need and availability at the time of the property type they qualify for

4. What is the most commonly requested type of property? (3 bedroom house, bungalow etc)

Beds    Total
1 1103
2 694
3 193
4 78
 2068


5. Has the council got any plans to build more council homes and when is the building likely to commence? (categorise by type of property)
Yes - 7x1 bedroom self-contained flats and 1x2 bedroom detached disabled adapted bungalow in 2014/15

6. How many tenants are currently seeking rehousing? (to down size or increase size - please specify)

LikeForLike Smaller Acc Larger Acc
264     71 46

7. How many tenants currently have applications in via the Right to Buy scheme?
35
 
8. How many properties were sold via Right to Buy in the last 12 months - January-December 2013?"

Status  Total
RTB Sale - Freehold            36
RTB Sale - Leasehold           4
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