Housing Associations were set up and sold to tenants as a means of local control. A form of local democracy.
While this is constitutionally true, government regulation ensures that tenants and HA members have less of a say than this would imply. This needs to be acknowledged at the beginning of the charter to demonstrate good faith, because people know the score.
From tommy lusk, Tenant - 19/12/2010 Tagged as: governance
All good landlords should ensure that their properties are kept in a reasonable condition by the tenants living in them so as to cut down on repairs needed through neglect or anti-social behaviour.
You should be alloccated points for being unable to get council rent!!!
we are being in the position of being in private rent but getting no points as being adeqately housed. this is albeit that the council have to subsidise our rent as both on incapacity benefit.
Surely it makes more sense to house us and or 5 year old child in council housing than pay rent to a private landlord.""""""
There again where council policy is there is NO COMMON SENSE""""""""""
Today we all need to account for the energy used in our houses and reduce our carbon emmisions. 84% of the energy used in our houses comes from heating and hot water so if we can use proper controls on our heating systems we can all help with these reductions. For all local authorities and housing associations i would be appalled to think that any of these in question do not use a local manufacturer for their heating controls i.e Honeywell @ newhouse in lanarkshire - this plant employs over 800 local people and manufacturer heating controls that can make a big difference - " made in Scotland for Scotland by Scotland" - it would be a travisty if this plant had to close due to lack of orders from this country.
In our local Registered Tenant Organization the members feel that Governance is a big issue. We feel strongly that tenant members of the board of the management committees should be prepared to attend relevant training, retire from the committee after a specified time, and take question from the tenants in their housing association, face to face.
Outcome being if monitored properly: A stronger, fairer and more focused management committee with developed skills.
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