Decision details

New leases for two properties owned by Jigsaw Homes Midlands currently used for temporary accommodation within the borough.

Reference: D1058

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To obtain approval to enter into new leases for two properties in the borough of Gedling owned by Jigsaw Homes Midlands for use by the Council as temporary accommodation to help address the demand for temporary accommodation for those households that are homeless and in priority need.

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health and Well-Being:
1)Approves the Council taking new leases of the two properties (49 Church Lane, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8HH and 84 Redland Grove, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 3EU) owned by Jigsaw Homes Midlands for use as temporary accommodation
2)Approves the rent levels to continue to be set at 90% of the January 2011 Local Housing Allowance rate for a 3-bedroom property, with an annual review.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the Council to enter into two new leases for the properties located at 49 Church Lane, Arnold, Nottingham and 89 Redland Grove, Carlton, Nottingham for use as temporary accommodation to compliance with its homelessness duties.

Alternative options considered:

To no longer lease the two properties from Jigsaw Homes Midlands and remain with the current temporary accommodation provision of 11 units, which when fully occupied. However, this will mean that the Council will have to use bed and breakfast hotels or hostels at a significant extra cost and provide less facilities than these houses do.

Publication date: 08/10/2020

Date of decision: 08/10/2020

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