Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The rent arrears are rising

Back in August we posted about the disasterously poor performance of Greenwich Coucnil when it came to collecting rent in its own property. The Council has a target to reduce the current arrears by £500,000 by the end of the financial year, which requires a decrease of £40,000 per month.

According to the September Performance Report which we been reading through, the Council have actually had an increase in arrears of just over £20,000 a month. If that thrend continues they'll have managed to increase the arrears by around £250,000 by the end of the financial year.

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Anonymous John said...

And those in charge put ideas around like Congestion charging to raise taxes.

We don't need to raise any taxes we just need to collect what we're owed.

12:06 pm  
Anonymous Nigel said...

What exactly can the council do about this?
If a family spend their rent and get into serious arrears, what happens? Surley if evicted they would have to be housed in B&B or something if there are children/elderly/disabled involved?

How about ban them from the borough and move the problem next door? oh...until Lewisham starts dumping on us!

10:27 pm  

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