Decision details

Private Rented Sector Offer Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to gain approval for the implementation of a Private Rented Sector (PRS) Offer. The offer will be designed to increase access and improve standards within the private sector. The offer will be targeted at Landlords and Agents who have an interest or stake in Oldham.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The decision is to develop and introduce a comprehensive Private Rented Sector offer in Oldham as outlined in the report.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Option one Develop a comprehensive PRS offer that incorporates various services and incentives which Oldham Tenants and Landlords can benefit from.
Option 2 - Option two – Do not introduce a private sector offer operated by Oldham Council and outsource the service to an external organisation.
Option 3 -Option three – Do nothing in the private sector to support selective licensing, improve conditions and increase housing supply.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 - Option two – Do not introduce a private sector offer operated by Oldham Council and outsource the service to an external organisation.
Option 3 -Option three – Do nothing in the private sector to support selective licensing, improve conditions and increase housing supply.

Publication date: 26/06/2018

Date of decision: 26/06/2018

Effective from: 04/07/2018

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