Very quickly each participant’s commitment to bringing empty properties back into use was evident. The collective effort put into the issue surprised everyone. Although Neil had been appointed Empty Property Practitioner it was clear that this role had to be one of coordinator. There were so many possible reactions and pro-action to empty property work it was obvious to all that the work must be being duplicated somewhere in the process and some pulling together was necessary. Neil was extremely pleased with the results of the exercise. He says, “The working group was set up as a means of ‘joined up between those people, internal and external, who I thought would have involvement/interest in aspects of empty properties. Prior to the group’s inception, my work often entailed chases round the Council trying to find who did what.
The two parties involved in the process of www.valsqld.com.au in Brisbane have to look after the various needs of people. These needs always vary from person to person. Some tried their hand at a paper craft, others tested their hand-eye coordination to the max with circus skills, many sat back and relaxed at the alternative therapy session, while the energetic ones attended a crash course in self-defense. Other sessions available were on fire safety and cultural diversity.
The entire system of property valuation cannot be held under the support of a single person there are a multiple number of things that are to be seen with the entire process of valuations. Who needs the Oscars or the Baftas when you’ve got MMHG’s 2006 Tenant Participation Awards! We awarded a tenant in each region who we felt had gone that extra mile to get involved in MMHG’s work to help improve services for tenants or gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the communities in which they live.
It is the duty of each and every person getting involved in the process of Valuation to work as per the various kinds of things made and decided. May will see the next delivery of vouchers to our tenants, and if your rent account was clear at the end of March you should receive £30 as a reward. If you made an arrangement with your housing officer to reduce any arrears and had kept to your agreement for at least six months prior to 31 March, you’ll receive £18.
Only those tenants who have been with the Association prior to April 1, 2005, will be eligible for Home Miles this time around. If you joined the Association after that date you will be included in the scheme upon being granted an Assured Tenancy after completing the probationary first year.