Tenant Cashback Scheme

On 7th April 2011 Housing Minister Grant Shapps announced plans for a new scheme for social tenants which will give them control of budgets for repairs and maintenance of their homes.

It will be open to tenants either to carry out simple repairs themselves or to seek help from family members or friends or to contact local traders.

Hastoe Housing Association is one of four landlords piloting the Government's 'Tenant Cashback' vision planned to give tenants the power and tools to do their own low risk day to day repairs.  However they have been faced by practical issues around risk and insurance but they say they still remain positive about the scheme. 

We await to see the outcome of the pilots.

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