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Re-letting of council homes in South Cambridgeshire taking a month on average





It is taking a month on average to re-let council homes in South Cambridgeshire because they are often handed back with a large amount of work needed.

South Cambridgeshire District Council has set itself the “ambitious” target of re-letting its council homes within 17 days.

More homes are being handed back by tenants with lots of work required
More homes are being handed back by tenants with lots of work required

But a report shows it has taken an average of 30 to 33 days so far this year.

The council report said: “Quarter four saw a slight slowdown in properties being returned to us, however, March saw a sharp increase to 38 terminations of contract.

“The returned properties are requiring a large amount of work as has recently been the trend, with many falling into the 25-day category for works.

“The housemark benchmarking for property re-lets across the local authorities still averages between 33 to 35 days.

“We continue to review processes and trends, and review our performance looking for opportunities for improvement and development.

“Our performance remains within the upper quartile for similar providers and our internal target of 17 days remains a very stretching and ambitious one.”



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