Decision details

New Service Charges for New Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Housing Developments

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

•The HRA needs to recover the actual costs for services it is providing at each of its developments in order to be able to:
-deliver those services efficiently and effectively.
-keep blocks and estates in good condition.
-to help ensure long-term viability of HRA finances.
•The approved HRA Budget and Business Plan 2022-23 authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing Delivery and Homes, to set service charges in line with the anticipated and actual cost of delivery. This subsequent Officer Executive Decision is intended to give transparency on the likely new charges that could apply at new HRA developments.

Decision:

At all new developments delivered from 1st August 2022 onwards, the HRA will be recovering the costs of a fuller range of service chargeable services from its shared owners, leaseholders, and tenants. Those charges will be based on actual costs expected/incurred at each specific development.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - N/A
Option 2 -
Option 3 -

Publication date: 08/08/2022

Date of decision: 05/08/2022