Council tenants get their say on how homes are managed

Ealing Council tenants and leaseholders are being given the chance to have their say on how their homes will be managed in future.

In May the council decided to halt plans to split housing management into three separate contracts when the agreement with Ealing Homes ends next March.

Now officers are drawing-up proposals to bring the management of council houses under the council’s direct control, and all Ealing Homes secure tenants and leaseholders are being given the chance to have their say on the plans.

Questionnaires have been sent to 17,800 households across the borough by independent market research company. Researchers will also phone randomly selected households to carryout 800 telephone surveys with residents.

Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Hitesh Tailor, said: "How we manage council housing has a huge impact on the lives of thousands of residents, so this really is an important decision."

"We believe bringing the management of homes in house will give us greater control and allow us to improve services and save money through ending duplication of services."

"I hope tenants and leaseholders will take the opportunity to have their say on our plans."

Residents are asked to return their completed questionnaire using the reply paid envelope by Wednesday, 28 July.