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Local authority rents and arrears - policy and practice

Local authority rents and arrears - policy and practice

proceedings of a conference organised by the National Campaign for the Homeless and Coolock Community Law Centre

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Published by The National Campaign for the Homeless, Coolock Community Law Centre in [Dublin] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Public housing -- Ireland.,
  • Rent -- Ireland.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p60-63).

    Statementedited by Brian O"Gorman, Linda O"Nolan and Eoin O"Sullivan.
    ContributionsO"Gorman, Brian., O"Nolan, Linda., O"Sullivan, E., Coolock Community Law Centre., National Campaign for the Homeless.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63p. ;
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18906119M

    Cabinet members will also be told applicants with a history of rent arrears of under £1, or mid to low-level behaviour issues are currently allowed to bid on advertised properties, but are. Contact us immediately. A repayment plan will be agreed between you and the City Council to work out weekly repayments to include rent and arrears. For further advice on managing money and debt, contact the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) at or Housing Rents Section. Phone: / 01

    Social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) must follow certain rules in allocating houses to ensure fairness. These rules are set out in the Housing (Scotland) Act , as amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act These rules mean that anyone aged 16 or over has the right to be admitted to a housing list. resource to help collect payments and reduce arrears. Support this with a roadshow at key locations in the local community, perhaps even partnering with LA’s being able to target rent arrears with benefit advice will help drawer larger audiences.

    Local authorities are the main providers of social housing for people who have a housing need.. To apply for social housing support, including support from an approved housing body, you should firstly contact your relevant local authority who can provide you with an application form for completion.. In general, you must already be living in the area covered by that local authority or have a.   One of the biggest problems that landlords face is rent r, that doesn’t mean that tenants don’t pay at all. Sometimes, they pay only a portion of the rent, and fall behind on paying the rest of it.


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Local authority rents and arrears - policy and practice Download PDF EPUB FB2

The term “arrears” refers to rent of one month or less, “debt” refers to any rent due greater that one month.

“Arrears” and “debt” applies to all monies due to Link and its subsidiaries. This policy links to the following strategies and policies: Financial Inclusion Strategy. At ONE WEEK ARREARS standard letter Rent Arrears Letter 1 should be sent to the tenant, followed by Rent Arrears Letter 1a – Repayment Agreement Confirmation as appropriate.

If there is no response from the tenant and the account shows TWO WEEKS ARREARS standard letter Rent Arrears Letter 2 should be Size: KB. The council will monitor performance on rent arrears using statutory performance indicators as follows: BVPI 66a – Rent Collected by the Local Authority as a proportion of rents owned on HRA dwellings.

BVPI 66b – The number of Local Authority tenants with more than 7 weeks of gross rent arrears as a % of the total number of Council Tenants. This publication provides a detailed analysis of local authority rent arrears, analysed between those of current and former tenants, including an age profile of the amount of arrears outstanding.

Information is also included on enforcement action, and the numbers and average amounts of rent rebates and allowances paid to council and private sector tenants.

RENT COLLECTION AND ARREARS RECOVERY POLICY FOR RENT RECOVERY OFFICERS & ON CALL RENT RECOVERY OFFICERS IN THE TASK-BASED WORKING STRUCTURE CONTENTS Introduction 1 Anti-poverty strategy 2 Corporate Debt Policy 2 Task-based working 2 Explanation of each work-list 3 Working through the lists 3 Interview checklist 5 Telephone interviews 6 Face-to-face.

Preventing arrears is a significant challenge for Local Authority Housing Managers and Staff, whether it is rent arrears in the case of tenants or mortgage arrears in the case of those who have purchased their homes, and received loans to do so from a Local Authority.

This one-day course will look at effective ways of dealing with these problems and at promoting good practice in the area. The report calls for a new approach to the management of rent arrears by social landlords to ensure possession action is only ever used as a last resort.

It urges the government and the Housing Corporation to draw up a code of practice on preventing and recovering rent arrears to which all social landlords should subscribe. Rent Arrears Policy 1 Purpose To set out the Association’s approach to rent collection and the management of rent arrears.

The policy details approaches to meet regulatory and legislative requirements and to ensure that rental income is maximised and customer debt minimised. As well as maximising income to ensure financial viability a key aim. This guide supports the summary and the Improving the effectiveness of rent arrears management: good practice guidance published in June It.

the rent and any arrears. We can recover all rent arrears owed from any individual joint tenant. If one joint tenant leaves, the remaining joint tenant or tenants are responsible for any rent that may still be owed.’ Rent charges may be altered from time to time and are reviewed each year in line with government policy.

Local authority debt collection and enforcement methods against individualsby Practical Law Public SectorRelated ContentA note on local authority debt collection and the methods of enforcement available against note covers the collection methods available in initial cases of non-payment and how court action will be taken by local authorities in more serious cases where debts.

Opening Hours Planning. Monday to Friday am to 4pm () [email protected] Motor Tax. Monday to Friday: am to pm () The Association will aim to ensure that its Arrears Policy and Procedures link with, and do not prejudice, the Local Authority’s Homelessness Strategy.

A Statement of Best Practice/Protocol is in place with Renfrewshire Council which sets out arrangements for the implementation of Section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act   Although it is not a legal requirement for the landlord to provide a rent book for tenancies where the rent is payable less frequently than weekly, it is good practice to keep a rent book as a record of rent paid.

Rent arrears. Where the tenant fails to pay the rent, giving rise to rent arrears, landlords may be able to: start Possession proceedings. Rent authority letterby Practical Law PropertyRelated ContentA letter that a seller of commercial property provides to a tenant following completion, directing the tenant to pay future sums due under the lease to the new owner of the property.

To access this resource, sign in below or register for a free, no-obligation trial Sign inContact us Our Customer Support team are on hand 24 hours a. Table local authority social rented stock and average social rent by size of property, London (final version) MS Excel Spreadsheet.

Housing Guide August housing Guide on Effective Rent Arrears Management Introduction 1. This guide supports the summary and the Improving the Effectiveness of Rent Arrears Management: Good Practice Guidancepublished by ODPM (now DCLG) in June Rent arrears prevention and management.

Date: 16th November Location: the Housing Agency, 53 Mount Street Upper, Dublin 2 Time: - Lunch and refreshments will be provided – Training. Rent arrears prevention and management now fully booked Description Due to.

First Dublin City Council social housing tenant to be evicted for rent arrears Arrears of €33m across city the largest sum ever owed to a local authority in unpaid rents Mon, Understand good practice in the prevention and management of rent arrears. Understand rent arrears strategies and procedures.

Understand the issues and stages in effective and positive engagement with debtors. Who should attend. Any member of local authority of housing association staff involved in housing management, finance, providing advice.

Abstract. In67, mortgage possession 1 actions were begun in the courts;possession actions bought by ‘social landlords’ (local authorities and RSLs); 22, possession actions brought by private landlords (Lord Chancellor’s Department, ). The number of households in arrears on mortgage repayments increased in the first half of for the first time since the appellant was in arrears with her rent at the privately rented property from which she was evicted, for that reason, on 3 November ; and there was evidence that she had been subjected to domestic violence/harassment from her former husband.Z:\Common\Up-to date Policies\Housing Management\Arrears Policy docx 4 difficulties.

The Association will aim to ensure that its Arrears Policy and Procedures link with, and do not prejudice, the Local Authority’s Homelessness Strategy. A Statement of Best Practice/Protocol is being progressed with Renfrewshire.