The Tenant Liaison Panel (TLP) is an advisory part of the Council’s decision making process, giving tenants a voice with which to promote their interests, in partnership with the Council as a landlord. The Panel considers a broad range of issues including consultation on Government policy, Council policy and procedures.
What the TLP does
The Panel holds a minimum of 4 meetings per year with a view to giving tenant representatives the opportunity to discuss matters affecting their homes and the local environment. The forum involves Members and officers of the Council, and identifies areas where the representatives can influence decisions prior to debate by the Executive Board or other Council Committees. The Tenant Liaison Panel aims to involve as many council tenants as possible from across the whole of the district, and urges representatives from as many communities as possible to come forward, to aid this and to ease the financial burden of involvement, The Council shall reimburse reasonable travel expenses.
Who is on the panel?
The Tenant Liaison Panel is a partnership consisting of 5 elected Councillor’s and all Tenant Representatives. All representatives must sign the ‘Tenant Representatives Conduct Guidance’.
The post of Tenant Liaison Panel Chair alternates between Councillor and Tenant representative, they each serve a 2 year term of office. More than one term of office may be served. In addition to the TLP, two representatives will be nominated to co-opt onto the Environment and Community Overview and Scrutiny Panel each year.
Powers and duties of representatives
- To identify issues of concern to tenants and residents.
- To monitor and comment on the housing services policy and strategy.
- To consider matters referred to the Panel by other committees and panels.
- To request that the panel be consulted prior to the commencement of any project, scheme or initiative relevant to housing policy/ tenant participation.
- To request that Council Officers submit reports to the Executive Board or other committees on the panel’s behalf.
- To vote on matters referred to the panel for consideration. Each representative has one vote, with decisions being made by the majority vote