Decision details

Acquisition of Properties for Housing Revenue Account Purposes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the updated programme & budget requirements to buy-back properties from the market for council housing provision. 


Appendix 1 of this report is not for publication as it contains exempt information of the description contained in paragraphs 14 and 21 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.




1.            the contents of the report be noted


2.            the continued purchase of residential properties from the open market in accordance with the HRA business plan and approved Capital Programme be approved; and


3.            authority be delegated to the Assistant Director, Housing and Communities, to approve the purchase of appropriate properties (pursuant to recommendation 2 above), subject to advice from the Council’s Valuer, the Section 151 Officer and the Director of Governance and Legal Services; and compliance with the Procedure Rules for the Acquisition or Disposal of Land.


Publication date: 30/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/10/2019

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