Birmingham City Council

Consultation on Proposals for a New Tenant Engagement Structure

New proposals to update the council's tenant engagement structure have been set out by the Leader of the Council.

The council has been involving and consulting with tenants and leaseholders for many years. The council is proposing to go further and create new opportunities that give tenants and leaseholders an increasing influence over the design, delivery and assessment of services in response to:

  • The new regulatory standards for social housing providers in England that were introduced in April 2012, which place an emphasis on the council becoming more directly accountable to its tenants.
  • The leader's policy statement in June 2012, which devolved responsibility for the council’s housing landlord services to a district level and made provision for up to two dedicated places for council tenant co-optees on each of the council’s 10 new district committees.

Between July and October 2012 the council consulted on a proposed new structure for tenant engagement, based around:

  • Neighbourhood level activity (based on neighbourhood panels)
  • District Level Liaison Panels
  • A Tenant’s Champion and an annual convention.

You can read the results of this consultation on Birmingham's Be Heard database.

A final decision on the structure for tenant engagement will be made in February 2013.