Housing Repairs and Maintenance
Council House Repairs & Maintenance
There are over 5,600 Council Owned properties in Pembrokeshire. These properties achieved the Welsh Housing Quality Standard in 2012. There is an on-going maintenance programme in place to make sure that houses remain at this standard.
What work can I expect to see on my property?
There are two on-going work programmes.
Cyclical Repairs- Which is a five year rolling programme of painting and external maintenance on all properties.
Capital Repairs- The capital repairs programme is set out in the HRA Business Plan, this identifies the councils programme of repairs and budget requirements for the next 30 years. The programme includes replacement and upgrading of the following components when they come to the end of their life cycles.
- Central heating
- Electrical Rewiring
- Internal Improvements
- Structural Upgrades
Other Capital Funded Work
In addition to the above programmes, capital schemes also take place to improve and maintain council estates, estate car-parking, and undertake disabled adaptation work, upgrade sheltered housing schemes, highway adoptions and sewer works.
In addition we plan to increase housing stock by acquiring / building properties at the WHQS standard.
In 2021-22 £12m is earmarked for this purpose.
How will this work be funded?
In 2020-21 £4.8m was spent on the cyclical and responsive repairs programme, this was funded by Council House rent income. In 2021-22 it is estimated that the programme cost will cost £7.16m.
In 2020-21 £1.282m was spent on bringing void properties back to a lettable standard. In 2021-22 this is estimated to cost £1.819m.
In 2020-21 the capital repairs programme cost £6.15m, this was funded by combination of income streams. In addition £3.627m was spent on property acquisitions.
- Each year Pembrokeshire Council receives a capital grant from the Welsh Government. In 2018-19 the Major Repairs Allowance Grant (MRA) received was £3.986m.
- Council House Rent.
- Income from the sale of Council houses and land.
- Borrowed money (prudential borrowing) may also be used to fund work programmes.
In 2021-22 the approved capital programme budget is £19.9m. The approved Welsh Government MRA Grant for the year is £3.993m.