Affordable Rent Study

Affordable Rent Study

Commission a study to look at ‘Is Affordable Rented housing affordable to customers on the Borough Councils housing register?’

REFERENCE LH001
Awarding body Northampton Borough Council

Est. value

£4,000

Est. Start Date: 19/06/2013
Est. End Date: 17/07/2013

Description

Task

Commission a study to look at ‘Is Affordable Rented housing affordable to customers on the Borough Councils housing register?’

The study must include the following;
• Using the four original areas Inner Urban, Suburban, Northampton East and Southern Fringe concluding on;
• Rents and incomes for the four areas to determine affordability
• Profiling market rents
• Profiling social rents
• Profiling registered providers rents
• Profiling affordable rents
• Comparing against LHA and Housing benefit – will they cover the Affordable Rent?
• Concluding on the affordability threshold for each area
• Determination of Northampton incomes for the four areas
• Impacts of the changes to the LHA and Welfare Reform and Universal Credit
• Determine areas in Northampton where Affordable Rent can be delivered and where social rent is only possible (and where necessary is any subsidy required from the LA by way of Section 106 commuted sums or Retained RTB receipts).
• Determine of unit sizes where Affordable Rent is possible in the four areas, for example 1/2 bedroom units are affordable on affordable rent on the southern fringe but 3/4 bedrooms are not.
• Recommendations for changes to our planning policy – should we change the current policy mix from 70% social rent and 30% shared ownership, to for example 35% social rent, 35% affordable rent, 30% shared ownership in certain areas or across the borough. 

Additional information

Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Estimated ValueText Description Four Thousand
Category Housing Management,
CPV codes 73000000,
Suitable for SME YES

Document Available Until

6 June 2013

6 days

Submission Return By

13 June 2013

13 days

Contact Details

Northampton Borough Council
Lauren Humber
01604 838575

This contract is being managed by Northampton Borough Council . To request documentation contact lhumber@northampton.gov.uk