Decision details

Housing Management Partnership Agreement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (People) providing an update on the progress in drafting new Partnership and Management Agreements for South Essex Homes in order to replace the existing Management Agreement.


The Cabinet also considered the recommendation of the Shareholder Board held on 4th November 2019 concerning the Partnership and Member Agreements to govern the relationship between the Council and South Essex Homes Ltd.




That the new Partnership and Management Agreements for South Essex Homes Ltd, be endorsed.


Reasons for Decision


The decision is made on the understanding that the new draft Agreements better reflect the mature nature of the relationship between both parties than the existing Management Agreement, and better capture the required outputs. Moreover, it is believed that the new agreements better equip both parties to ensure that the partnership is able to progress and deliver high quality housing management and related services to existing tenants. This will be achieved through better client management of South Essex Homes by Southend Council, and will support the delivery of better value for money and better 2050-orientation. The re-organisation of the relationship that these Agreements describe will additionally allow joint exploration of opportunities available to South Essex Homes and South Essex Property Services to take on new work in keeping with the 2050 outcomes.


Other Options


As it is not a statutory requirement to renew the existing Management Agreement and to replace it with the proposed Partnership and Member Agreements, the existing Agreement could be further extended if required. The proposed approach is to better reflect the needs of both organisations.


Note: This is an Executive function

Eligible for call-in to: Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert


Report author: Glyn Halksworth

Publication date: 08/11/2019

Date of decision: 05/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/11/2019

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