58% of Northampton Council housing stock sold had a ‘Market Value’ in excess of £100k

58% of Northampton Council housing stock sold had a ‘Market Value’ in excess of £100k

Question: Of the 101 properties sold 2015-16 how many had a ‘Market Value’ in excess of £100,000

Answer: 59

Source Freedom of Information response NBC1022-611/16what sold58 pc over 100k

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Friends or family are stuck on the housing waiting list?

The reason your friends or family are stuck on the housing waiting list or in temporary accommodation

Northampton Borough Council sold 101 properties in 2015/16

The properties had a ‘Market Value’ of £10,424,500

The properties were sold for £5,068,735

Source: Freedom of Information response NBC1022-611/1650 pc off mv

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Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) are recruiting staff, as the housing stock is diminishing

We note that Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) are recruiting staff …We note that the stock is NOT 12,000 and it is geting less by the month

Occupational Therapist

Part of this function is to ensure the successful delivery of Aids and Adaptation requests for the 12,000 Council housing properties currently under our management. This team provides a holistic approach and includes a full occupational therapy service. The team aspire to deliver a cost effective and customer focused aids and adaptations service for our tenants, aimed at promoting lifetime tenancies.

I wish this was the case, but sadly it is NOT

The number of council properties under the management of Northampton Partnership Homes is sadly diminishing by the month  nph msthem jobs at

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‘Right to Buy’ Northampton, Kettering and Corby

ONLY three Councils in Northants still own housing stock and have a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Northampton, Kettering and Corby

Since the promise of one-for-one replacement

Northampton Defend Council Housing (NDCH) report on how ‘Right to Buy’ as affected each. The government continue claiming right-to-buy sales will be replaced on a one for one basis. The facts tell a different story Northampton has a replacement rate of 3% or 97% short of one for one, Kettering and Corby do a little better with 14% – 15% the area

 

 

 

 

Government data confirms Northampton is failing on housing!

The tables below provide statistics on the sales of social housing stock AND any replacements :

DATA 691 gives the sales
https://www.gov.uk/…/attachment_data/file/533246/LT_691.xlsx

 

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Britain’s largest union has published a housing charter

Britain’s largest union has published a housing charter.stop RTB
Unite’s housing charter:
■ Introduce rent controls
■ End right to buy
■ Build 1m new homes

you can down load the charter hear: Housing is a human right_Unite charter

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Review of Local Government Complaints 2015-16…75% upheld against NBC

Local Government Ombudsman

Review of Local Government Complaints 2015-16

The data tables show that 75% were upheld against NBCUPHELD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL report Local Gov Report 2015-16 final 27.07.2016

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If you know so much about the problems, where are your cures?

Labour Rose Summer 2016 Edition consisted of 179 words on housing in Northampton stating the obvious!

Northampton Defend Council Housing response:

If you know so much about the problems, where are your cures?

 

Wording used in Labour Rose:-

Northampton’s Housing Crisis

Labour calls for immediate action to help local people

Residents in the town are facing a housing crisis. The Council needs to be more proactive in responding to this crisis. A decent home at a price people can afford is essential for a healthy, happy, family life. Yet many people have to struggle too hard for too long to achieve that. We have identified numerous problems in the local housing market. House prices are increasing and so is the cost of the private rented sector. We face a diminishing supply of council house and poor quality housing in both the social hosing and the private rented sector. The size of the private rented sector in Northampton has been steadily growing. This is caused by years of failure to build enough houses. A future Labour Administration at the Guildhall would do all it can to build more homes. Another concern for Labour is the proliferation of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HiMOs) within the town. Some communities are blighted with HiMOs, so we back tougher rules and regulation.

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