Proposed Council Housing Transfer
Your Home, Your Future, Your Choice
Information about the proposal to transfer Council owned housing to Gloucester City Homes, subject to Government, Council and tenant approval.
Housing Transfer Ballot
The Housing stock transfer vote commenced on Thursday 28th August and finished at midday on 24th September 2014.
The results of the Housing Transfer Ballot are as follows:
|Total tenant votes cast out of 5,273 eligible voters:||3,357||63.7%|
|Total Leaseholder/Shared Owner views expressed out of 395 eligible:||141||35.7%|
We said in the offer document that the transfer proposal would only proceed if a majority of tenants, who voted in the secret ballot, voted in favour. The ballot result confirms this and so the Council will now proceed to negotiate the detailed terms of the transfer with Gloucester City Homes and subject to a formal Council resolution to proceed with the transfer and formal consent for the transfer being received from the Secretary of State, the Council intend to proceed towards completing a transfer in late March 2015.
Secure and introductory tenants have a right in law to make representations about the transfer to the Secretary of State. Leaseholders and shared-owners do not have the statutory right but can still make representations. Should you wish to write to the Secretary of State however, the contact address is:
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government c/o Miss Sally Hunt, Department for Communities & Local Government, Affordable Housing Management & Standards, North West Zone, 3rd Floor, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P4DF. The deadline for making representations is Sunday 26 October 2014.
The Secretary of State may take into account any representations made when considering whether to give consent to the transfer.
To view a short film about the reasons for the proposed transfer of the housing stock from Gloucester City Council to Gloucester City Homes and what it means for tenants please click here.