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Have your say on Private Sector Housing services

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Published: 13/08/2014

We are currently consulting on the services provided by our Private Sector Housing (PSH) team.

As public sector spending continues to reduce as the government continues its austerity measures to reduce the national deficit, South Gloucestershire Council was set an additional savings target of £36m by 2019/20. This is on top of the savings of £43m we delivered by the end of 2014/15. A saving of £168,000 for Private Sector Housing services will need to be made by 2015/16.

The PSH team carry out a wide range of services including landlord accreditation, dealing with grant applications and disabled home adaptations. They also support individuals with advice and access to funding to make their properties more energy efficient.

We are currently reviewing how we will provide these services in the future in the most effective way. Some of the options being considered include reducing or ending contracts for work to be carried out on properties in April 2015 or April 2016. There is also an option to withdraw other discretionary services such as landlord accreditation and the management of long-term empty homes across the district. As well as your views on the current options, we are also keen to hear other ideas on how we can achieve these savings.

Full details of the proposals are available on our website at

The consultation runs until Friday 10 October 2014. All comments will then be reviewed and any changes proposed will be considered by Communities Committee in November.

You can have your say by emailing or calling 01454 868154.

Online consultation feedback surveys can be completed at or write to us at: FREEPOST RTCT-JXLE-EET, South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research & Consultation Team, Public Sector Housing Consultation, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 9TR.

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