Decision details

Regulatory Reform Order 2002, Policy Document Update 2019

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the Council to uphold its statutory duty and update the expired policy document under the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order (RRO) 2002. In order for a Local Authority (LA) to exercise the powers granted by the RRO, a detailed policy must be produced outlining the types of assistance available to its residents.


a)The recommendation is for the Council to approve the renewed RRO Policy and implement immediately. Therefore ensuring Oldham adheres to its statutory obligation and continues to provide various types of private sector housing renewals to residents of Oldham Borough.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 -
Approve the policy.
Option 2 -
Do not approve the policy.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2.

Publication date: 11/06/2019

Date of decision: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 20/06/2019

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