Decision - Rent Smart Brighton and Hove

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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

Purpose:

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

Decision:

(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

Accompanying Documents:

 


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