Freedom of information response

Smart technology to improve maintenance in Council managed social housing

Publication date: 
Friday 14 February 2020
Request: 

1. Does your authority retain ownership and management of its social housing stock? If not, please could you provide contact details for the Housing Association(s), ALMO's etc., to whom your stock was transferred?

The following questions need only be answered if you continue to own and manage your social housing stock.

2. How many socially rented properties do you currently own?

3. Does the Council currently use any form of internet enabled smart technology to assist in the maintenance of its properties e.g. smoke alarms linked to a portal so maintenance personnel can identify when the alarm has been disconnected/failed? If so, please could you provide details of the types of devices utilised? Would you be willing to discuss your experience in more detail?

4. If the Council is not currently utilising any such technology, has the issue ever been considered? If so, please could you provide details as to why it was not pursued?

Response: 

1. Yes

2. Below is the current stock as at  21-01-2020

Row Labels

Count

Bungalow

525

Flat

4,124

House

4,709

Maisonette

453

Unit

8

Grand Total

9,819

3. No

4. No

 

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Request reference:
FOI 9734