Decision details

58 West End Road, High Wycombe, Property Disposal and Replacement by The Buckinghamshire Housing Association.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Disposal of 58 West End Road, High Wycombe.

Decision:

That the disposal of and subsequent replacement of 58 West end road, High Wycombe by The Buckinghamshire Housing Association within 12 months of disposal be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

In 2002, The Buckinghamshire Housing Association (BHA) purchased the property at 58 West End Road, part funded by a Housing Corporation Grant of £35,000 via Wycombe District Council as a mortgage rescue to prevent the then property owner from being repossessed.  The property has been used as social housing by BHA since purchase and has been deemed no longer fit for purpose by the association due to its age, steep staircase and its Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of E.

 

As Wycombe District Council part funded the purchase of this property, BHA have agreed to replace this with a 2 bed property (to same size as being disposed) within 12 months of the disposal.

 

BHA will enter into a formal agreement with the Council in which they will undertake to provide an equivalent property via purchase or new build development within 12 months of the date of sale.

Publication date: 28/06/2019

Date of decision: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 06/07/2019

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