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Recovering the costs of repairs

Published Thursday, 10 August 2017

Waverley Borough Council is appointing a Recharge Collection Officer for an initial period of 12 months. The post is expected to achieve significant savings by recharging the minority of council tenants who cause damage to their homes.

Councillor Carole King, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “The vast majority of tenants are proud of their home, take responsibility and report the need for repairs as soon as they arise. However there is a minority who let their homes deteriorate by failing to report the need for repairs when something goes wrong.

“It is also unfair that the costs of repairs are funded from council resources that could otherwise be used to improve housing services for everyone’s benefit. 

“This new appointment will have an important role in protecting housing finances in the interests of the majority.”

In line with the Tenancy Agreement the new charges will include the recovery of costs incurred by the council for a variety of reasons including: damage caused to the home beyond fair wear and tear; vehicle removal; garden maintenance; rubbish clearance and damage caused by police during the execution of a warrant.

The new officer will take up the post in September and information will be sent to council tenants to inform them of the role.

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For further information contact:

Tel: 01483  523296

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