FOI Request - Council Housing Repair Budget

Request 101000131696

With regard to the council housing repair budget:

1) How many council houses/properties does the council have;

2) For the last 5 years, how many tenancies incurred repair costs;

3) For the last 5 years what was the total repair costs for each year and what was the highest individual cost for each year;

As I understand it, if repair costs are incurred, photo evidence is taken.

4) For the last year, please provide the photographic evidence for the most expensive repair job where the photographic evidence is available, plus the associate cost incurred in the job;
5) For the last year, please provide the information/data relating to the breakdown of the repair work classification:
a) wear & tear;
b) fire damage;
c) vandalism, malicious damage, tenant negligence and all other classifications.

Response 20-03-2013

1) current stock is 5873.

2) 2007/08     4579

2008/09     5073

2009/10     5061

2010/11     4959

2011/12     4947

3) Total Repair Costs – (inclusive of voids)

2007/08     £1.869m

2008/09     £2.044m

2009/10     £2.267m

2010/11     £1.885m

2011/12     £1.514m

Highest Repair Cost

2007/08     £15,686

2008/09     £12,037

2009/10     £20,118

2010/11     £19,659

2011/12     £13,976

Photographic evidence is only taken to confirm Void recharge items on individual properties.

4) No photographs were taken.

5a) £1.434m

b) £10,486

c) £72,386

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