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Independent Tenant Advice

'AWICS' provides Independent Tenants' Advice from an objective viewpoint for housing stock options appraisals, changes in management arrangements, housing stock transfer, regeneration schemes, capacity building and other projects.

To download a copy of our brochure on Independent Tenants' Advice please click HERE

Purpose of an Independent Tenants’ Advisor

It is an Independent Tenants Advisor’s responsibility to provide independent and impartial advice to tenants on stock option appraisals, stock transfers and other matters. They ensure that tenants get access to all the information they require and are able to make informed decisions about the future of their homes.

Independent Tenants’ Advisors also work to ensure that tenants are well informed of what is going. They check that the information presented to tenants is accurate, complete, clear and understandable. They also clarify any queries tenants may have.

Independent Tenants’ Advisors typically advise tenants through newsletters, meetings, freephone helplines, websites and emails.

Recent ITA Work for Lambeth Residents

AWICS recently provided Independent Tenants Advice to tenants in Lambeth where two housing stock transfer proposals were under consideration: One by the Lambeth Alliance of Tenant Management Organisations (LATMOS). To find out more, follow the link below:

We carried out a housing stock options appraisal for residents of the Wellington Mills estate who wished to consider options including a tenant-led stock transfer.

When Lambeth Borough Council proposed the regeneration of the Cressingham Gardens estate, we advised residents of the implications of all the options including refurbishment, partial redevelopment and full redevelopment.

Recent ITA Work for Havering Residents

AWICS recently provided Independent Tenants Advice to residents in Havering where the Council was asking tenants and leaseholders whether Homes in Havering should continue to manage and maintain council homes or whether the Council itself should be responsible. Following the consultation it was decided to bring the management of council housing in-house. To find out more, follow the link below:

Recent ITA Work for Fenland Residents

Fenland District Council, led by tenants have undertook a rigorous Stock Options Appraisal (called Options Fenland) that was submitted and signed off by th Community Housing Task Force (part of the government) before the 31st July 2005 deadline.

The recommendation following the appraisal was to commence a proposal to transfer as it was the only ownership and management option that could meet the aspirational standard set by the tenants (called the Fenland Standard).

Prior to making this recommendation an extensive pool of opinion was undertaken in May 2005 on the viewpoint of the tenant led working group that transfer best meets tenants' needs for the future. Analysis of the results showed that of the 27% who responded 51.8 percent were in favour of transfer.

During the Options Appraisal process the 'Options Fenland Working Group' published reports that can be downloaded from here: Options Apprasial Final Report

As the ITA for Fenland we also produced a final report detailing our findings from our involvement and a copy of this report can be downloaded from here: Final Report of the ITA.

To read a summary of the Fenland ITA work undertaken by AWICS click here.

Tenant & Resident Engagement at Impact Housing Association

While Adrian Waite was on the Board of Impact Housing Assocation he was the 'Resident Engagement Champion' on the Board. As Champion and then as Chair he encouraged tenant and resident engagement including the estalishment of a Tenants' and Residents' Association (TARA) and the appointment of tenant members of the Board.

Thorlands in Lambeth where AWICS advised residents on the implications of a tenant-led stock transfer. Tenants voted for the transfer that has now occurred and is a success.

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AWICS is a Management Consultancy and Training Business that specialises in providing support to those who provide public services.

Our mission statement is: 'Independence, Integrity, Value...'

We have been adding value to clients' businesses and services since 1998.

To contact AWICS please:

Email: enquiries@awics.co.uk 

Telephone 017683-51498 or 07502-142658 or

Visit our contact page by clicking HERE

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