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Private renter sought for Tower Hamlets Homes resident panel

Tower Hamlets Homes (THH) is the arms-length organisation set up by the council to manage its housing estates. Like most housing organisations it has resident scrutiny panels for its social tenants and leaseholders. But they rarely give a voice to private tenants who rent from a leaseholder. One renter has now had that addressed with THH and has joined the panel, but they are looking for one more. So, …

“If you are a private renter on a Tower Hamlets Homes estate (a tenant of a leaseholder), you now have representation on the Tower Hamlets Homes Residents Panel. The purpose of the panel is to ensure the voices of residents are heard and acted on by Tower Hamlets Homes.

There are two places on the panel for private renters, one of which is currently vacant. The panel meets every two months to oversee the performance of Tower Hamlets Homes, reviewing the organisation’s performance on issues relevant to renters, such as the rating of cleaning and caretaking services, resolution of anti-social behaviour issues and repairs, as well as general customer services. The panel can call in managers from the organisation to answer questions.

If you have any issues with Tower Hamlets Homes, the current representative for private renters, James Wilson, would be happy to hear from you and will raise them on your behalf. You can contact him at jamespeterwilson@gmail.com

If you are interested in taking the second place on the panel for private renters, you can contact Kamal Hanif at Tower Hamlets Homes on kamal.hanif@thh.org.uk

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