WELCOME TO HOUSING REVIEWS
More than just a reviews service
In-House Homelessness Training
We are happy to offer face to face in-house training as well as via Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meets. All our courses will remain as live online homelessness training courses via Zoom.
Assessing Affordability Guidance
We are delighted and honoured to announce that the executive at AHAS approved us taking over their Assessing Affordability Guidance. The guidance was updated by us in January 2024 and is now called the Housing Reviews Assessing Affordability Guidance (HRAAG). To get the latest version of this please click on the link below. Sign up is required but it is free. You must have a local authority email address to sign up.
Since 2001, we have been providing an independent housing reviews (S166A & S202 Housing Act 1996) service to local authorities. As service providers, we carry out allocation scheme and homelessness reviews on behalf of local authorities in an efficient and cost effective manner with very little administrative back-up required from the local authority. To date, we have completed over 10,500 S202 Reviews (homeless reviews) and S166A Reviews (allocations reviews). During this time we have gained a reputation for providing a quality service at an affordable price; and have shown that our knowledge and interpretation of homelessness, associated legislation and case law is second to none.
We are not just a reviews service!
We have a total of six services, including reviews (homeless reviews (S202), allocation scheme reviews (S166A), flexible tenancies reviews), homelessness training, & conferences, template subscription and audits.
We have a comprehensive training programme for officers and managers working for local authority homelessness departments. We deliver our courses via Zoom. In-House training can be delivered face to face or online. Our conferences take place in London and Leeds.
We recognise that one of the challenges brought on by the introduction of the HRA 2017 is the need to have in excess of 120 letters and forms.
Our letter subscription service takes away the stress of creating and updating letters and forms.
We have been privileged to carry out reviews for over 70 local authorities in England. We have been able to provide a long term solution to housing reviews whilst also helping local authorities with backlogs.
A list of all the local authorities that have used some of our services can be found here.
We are honoured to have received commendations not only from local authorities who have used our services but also from the County Court and Court of Appeal.
All our clients have access to our Housing Reviews database. This means that they can check the progress of any of their reviews 24/7.
They can do this online or on any Android Smartphone or IPhone by installing the Teamwork app.
We have in place an agreement with two very experienced and successful housing barristers who can provide us with their expert opinion. This will give you reassurance knowing that we will get all S166A, S202 & Flexible Tenancies reviews legally correct.
HOPE HRA SOFTWARE
Housing Reviews has partnered with Home Connections to develop a fully configurable case management system to help local authorities comply with the requirements of the Housing Act 1996 through easy-to-use and comprehensive software which includes the most up-to-date decision letters.
It has never been more important for local authorities to deliver good and cost effective services given the current challenging economic climate and difficult public sector funding environment. Our company is here to help your local authority by providing a quality service at an affordable price.
Housing Reviews Ltd
Housing Reviews Centre
PO Box 365
Leeds LS26 1FL
Tel: 0113 816 0210
Fax: 0113 816 0211