The Adult Care Services & Housing Scrutiny Committee has previously considered the issue of accessibility to housing on a number of occasions and has been informed of the key and growing role that the private rented sector has to play. One of the concerns that the Scrutiny Committee has had has been in relation to the effective management of private rented accommodation through lettings agencies.
In 2012, Stockport Homes established its own social lettings agency. Social lettings agencies were conceived to be the very best in lettings agencies, but with a remit to produce sustainable, affordable tenancies. This Scrutiny Review analyses the success of the Stockport Homes Lettings Services and makes a number of recommendations seeking to improve and enhance the valuable contribution it has made to the housing market in the Borough.