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Rent Smart Brighton and Hove

Decision Maker: Housing & New Homes Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Rent Smart Brighton and Hove is a new citywide partnership of organisations committed to supporting tenants in the private rented sector. Rent Smart aims to:
• Increase awareness of rights and responsibilities amongst private renting tenants and people looking for a place to live in the private rented sector
• Give tenants/potential tenants more confidence in dealing with agencies and landlords
• Signpost tenants to up to date information and advice about privately renting
• Promote use of a ratings system for letting agencies

Following a presentation by Rent Smart toHousing & New Homes Committee in September 2016, officers were tasked to investigat the merits and implications of Brighton & Hove City Council formally joining the partnerhsip. This report summarises officers findings and makes appropriate recommendations for Members consideration


(1)            That the Chief Executive be authorised to sign the Rent Smart Partnership Agreement (Appendix 1) on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council.


Report author: Andy Staniford

Publication date: 16/11/2016

Date of decision: 16/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 16/11/2016 - Housing & New Homes Committee

Effective from: 24/11/2016

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