FOI Request - Council Tenants Incentives/grants to Buy

Request 101000245921

1) Does your council area provide any incentives/grants/schemes to council tenants to move out of their council properties?
If yes, please provide all details for the schemes/grants including downsizing incentives.

2) How many grants/rewards/incentives have been paid to council tenants since 2010 to the present day, as part of these schemes?

3) How much has been paid out through any of these schemes? Please break down the monetary figures into each separate scheme where possible. Additionally, please provide the following information if possible - age group of tenants paid to move, where they were moved from and the date.

Additionally, what criteria is used to determine who is offered any schemes/grants/incentives and what happens if tenants decline?

Response 28-05-2014

1. The information you requested can be found here.

2. 26 cases

3. £57,800.00 paid out
Arrears deducted £3,349.58
Recharges deducted £5,673
10 total grant awarded £48,777.32

Age Groups

18 -24      0
25 - 34     1
35 - 44     3
45 - 54     8
55 - 59     5
60 +         9

Buckie Central                     02/12/2013
Buckie Central                     11/03/2013
Buckie Coastal and Rural     17/12/12
Buckie Coastal and Rural     25/02/13
Buckie Coastal and Rural     03/06/13
Buckie Coastal and Rural     02/07/12
Lhanbryde Portgordon         11/04/14
Lhanbryde Portgordon         07/10/13
Speyside Keith                     11/03/13
Speyside Keith                     01/07/13
Speyside Keith                     01/04/13
Bilbohall Bishopmill              03/06/13
Forres                                  11/06/13
Forres                                 19/12/13
Forres                                 17/06/13
Kingsmills Central                 06/05/13
Kingsmills Central                 20/01/14
Kingsmills Central                 03/12/12
Kingsmills Central                 24/04/14
Lossiemouth Coastal             03/03/14
Lossiemouth Coastal             28/02/14
Lossiemouth Coastal             25/11/13
Lossiemouth Coastal             18/02/13
New Elgin Rothes                 24/03/14
New Elgin Rothes                 24/02/14
New Elgin Rothes                 31/12/12

See question 1. There is no compulsion for tenants to take up this scheme. It is entirely voluntary.  If tenants decline their application lapses.

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