High demand for Housing Repairs
If you wish to request a repair to your property or to follow up on a previous repair request, please use our request a repair to your home form.
If the repair to your property poses an immediate risk to your health, safety or security please see our guidance on emergency repairs.
New consultation opens on standards for social housing
The Regulator of Social Housing has opened up a new consultation on the rules about homes and services that social landlords have to abide by. They are seeking the views of tenants on their proposed new standards.
The consultation runs until 6pm on 17th October. More information on how you can get involved can be found on their consultation pages.
Make a difference to your housing service – your board needs you!
More tenants needed for ‘landlord’ role
East Devon District Council’s tenants and leaseholders are being given the opportunity to stand for selection to the Housing Review Board, the committee that oversees the Council’s landlord functions.
The Housing Review Board (HRB) is made up of five district councillors, five tenants (one of whom could be a leaseholder) and two independent representatives from the wider community, each serving for an initial term of four years.
The board meets five times a year, on Thursday mornings, considering issues such as monitoring of performance.
How to apply
Promoting good practice and overseeing improvements to the housing service, including the promotion of tenant involvement.
There could also be the chance to sit on short-term ‘task and finish forum’/working parties that deal with specific issues such as parking on the Council’s estates, service restructuring or property re-let times.
This is a voluntary role and needs members who are fairly confident, can say their piece in a constructive way, can work with others, understand services and priorities for tenants and who are willing to undertake some training to equip them more fully for this challenging and crucial role.
If you are interested or want to know more please call Democratic Services on 01395 517546 or email email@example.com for an application form, by 28 February 2022.
Attend a meeting
Why not come along for a taster to see how the Board does things? Contact us for the next meeting date, or view previous meetings on the Council’s YouTube channel.