Published: 13th Jul 2020

Islington Council is set to move housing repairs and maintenance for more than 4,000 council homes back in-house, after a consultation with residents. The London borough has two Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts to manage council housing stock with property management company Partners for Improvement in Islington (Partners). One contract, PFI2, covering more than 4,000 council homes, ends in April 2022. As such, the council needed to consider how housing maintenance and the repair for the homes would be covered in the future. A month-long consultation asked residents if they wanted maintenance and repair to be carried out by the council, or another external provider. Of the 392 people who responded, 91% were in favour of the council delivering services directly. This would mean that from the end of the contract in April 2022, the council will directly deliver a housing management, maintenance and repairs service to these residents. ‘An … (To read the full article, subscribe below)