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Council homes releting times improving
7:30am Thursday 27th September 2012 in News
THE time it takes for Thurrock Council’s housing department to relet its homes is improving, according to latest figures.
In April and May, it was taking more than three months for the council to turn around houses, ready for the next set of tenants.
Figures for June and months since show it is now taking around 37 days.
Portfolio holder for housing, Cllr Val Morris-Cook, called the figures an improvement, but said they are still “not good enough”.
She said: “When I took over this portfolio, I was shocked by the time taken. “It’s getting better, but it’s still not good enough.
“In June it was running at a 37-day average, compared to over 100 days in the two previous months. It is well below the target, but anyone knows it shouldn’t take that long.”