The Council was voluntarily offered the opportunity to purchase 38b Pickwick Road, Ipswich, an ex-local authority property.
A full inspection of the property was carried out and Officers considered comparable evidence to form an opinion of Market Value. A viability assessment was subsequently completed, which was considered satisfactory by Officers.
The purchase price negotiated and agreed of £95,000 is considered to be the Market Value for the property.
The Corporate Plan sets out objectives for the Council to increase its Social Housing stock. Priority 5 – Quality Homes for All sets out that the officers will seek out new Council homes by identifying sites and opportunities, such as this.
IBC Finance team were consulted and funds for the purchase were available in the Property Acquisitions Fund.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: Gipping;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/08/2019
Decision due: 1 Aug 2019 by Officer Decision
Portfolio Holder for Property
Portfolio Holder for Housing
Operations Manager Tenancy Services
Operations Manager Housing Advice