Intensive Housing Management

What is 'Intensive Housing Management'?

Intensive Housing Management is a term used to describe the services provided by a supported housing landlord. The services are provided to ensure the ongoing viability of the tenancy with respect to the needs of the tenant.

 

Intensive Housing Management can include ordinary landlord services provided at a greater frequency or intensity than would ordinarily be provided. It can also include services which are additional to the services an ordinary landlord might provide, such as provision of repairs and maintenance that tenant might be expected to do in a general needs tenancy, adaptations made to the property to ensure its suitability, provision of accessible materials, 24/7 contact services, increased number of inspections and property visits, and ongoing liaison with other parties involved in the provision of services to the tenant.

 

All of EHSL’s tenants have access to the same Intensive Housing Management services provided by EHSL.

 

This section provides more detailed information about the types of Intensive Housing Management services provided by EHSL.

Tenancy Sustainment

Tenancy sustainment services are intended to address any issues that a tenant may have in adhering to the terms of their tenancy agreement, allowing them to remain in their home. EHSL will always prefer to resolve the issues in order that the tenant may remain in their home, and this will require a collaborative approach with the tenant and other stakeholders. Issues may relate to cleanliness, payment of rent, anti-social behaviour, damage, hoarding, and other associated matters.

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Rent payment

It is one of the principal conditions of the tenancy agreement that the tenant pays the rent due. If you are unable to pay your rent it is critical that you contact EHSL as soon as possible in order that we can offer support as appropriate. Support may involve helping you to claim your full entitlement of Housing Benefit, working out a payment plan and budget, and liaising with your local authority, support provider and other organisations to help you pay your rent on time, every time.

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Anti-social behaviour

Antisocial behaviour is defined as ‘Acting in a manner that caused or was likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to one or more persons not of the same household’. EHSL takes anti-social behaviour seriously and works with tenants, neighbours, local authorities, police, support providers and other parties to ensure that it is appropriately managed.

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Service Charges

Service charges are payable at a number of EHSL’s services, and are designed to pay for services which EHSL provides to ensure the continued adequacy of the accommodation. These may include:

• Gardening
• Communal cleaning
• Pest Control
• Utility contributions
• Periodic redecoration
• Provision of furniture

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