Northampton Defend Council Housing Void Watch
We have been monitoring this for some time we put out a press release on the numbers standing empty with no tenants, and no rental income, pointing out that we need more homes.
What we need is more Council Housing
What we don’t need is crocodile tears and hand wringing
Are we (NBC) making the best use of the housing stock we currently have?
Questions were being asked at Council meetings raising our concerns about a growing housing register while we had a building with forty-one of its flats standing empty and not appearing to be advertised for people to bid for via the Choice Based lettings system.
Northampton Defend Council Housing view on this was
- We should not have housing stock without tenants, standing empty if we have people on the waiting list willing to move into them.
- We should be taking rent and council tax on all our stock.
- We would support any person(s) taking direct action and occupying the property if this council is not putting them in the bidding rounds.
Northampton Defend Council Housing
Today is PLEASED to be able to report that Paget House (according to our findings) is now fully occupied (apart from one) and we assume taking rent, for people who can’t recall in January 2011 forty-one were not tenanted.
2011 07-Jan 41
2011 07-Feb 41
2011 07-Mar 37
2011 07-Apr 29
2011 07-May 22
2011 07-Jun 22
2011 07-Jul 22
2011 07-Aug 20
2011 07-Sep 20
2011 07-Oct 20
2011 07-Nov 20
2011 07-Dec 11
2012 07-Jan 8
2012 07-Feb 8
2012 07-Mar 2
2012 07-Apr 1