Looks like the Council have set up a not for profit Lettings Agency. The initial set up costs were to be in the region of £150,000. Is the Agency covering all its costs going forward or should Wrexham follow Flintshire and abandon the project ? The Council should concentrate on spending on its core essential services in times of severe cuts.
Gwynedd council did this with their housing stock and made them a housing association separate from the council, keeping and expanding on the same workforce.
Their thinking was that with so many properties in much needed repair to meet the housing standard quality they would qualify for European funding to cover costs.
They are now one of the biggest housing association in Wales and expanding over their borders, having new build sites and having bought stock from other councils.
With Wrexham council having a larger portfolio of housing stock I would’ve thought they would have followed suit to take advantage of European funding. But it seems not preferring to spend from the public pocket instead on overdue works to provide quality housing.
This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by David Thomas.
This was not a Council decision but the tenants when they voted to remain with the Council rather than do stock transfer
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