The government's Localism Act has changed the way in which tenants and leaseholders can hold Basildon Council, as their landlord, to account. New empowerment standards contained in the Localism Act will enable tenants and leaseholders to, "scrutinise their provider's performance, identify areas for improvement and influence future delivery".

In order to encourage this, Basildon Council maintains a Tenant and Leaseholder Scrutiny Panel with a membership of five people drawn from amongst its council tenants and leaseholders. The Panel will meet regularly to undertake this scrutiny role on behalf of all tenants and leaseholders from across the Borough. Not only will this panel scrutinise performance but they will also investigate stage 3 complaints from tenants and leaseholders.

Become a Tenant Scrutiny Panel member

Tenant Scrutiny Panel members will play an important role in bringing about positive changes to housing services.

The role is varied and will involve taking part in team discussions, analysing performance information and challenging how we can improve.

No formal qualifications are required, training will be provided and expenses paid.

The first step towards becoming a member of the Tenant Scrutiny Panel is to volunteer to become one of the following:

  • A Sheltered Housing Tenant Representative
  • A General Housing Tenant Representative
  • A Leaseholder Representative.

For details see, Become a Tenant or Leaseholder Representative.

Only serving Tenant or Leaseholder Representatives will be considered for membership of the Tenant Scrutiny Panel.

The Tenant Scrutiny Panel has five members, as follows:

  • 1 Sheltered Housing Tenant Representative
  • 1 General Housing Tenant Representative
  • 1 Leaseholder Representative
  • 2 Representatives which may be any of the above.

If you require further information please contact the Community Involvement Team, see contact details below.

Tenant Scrutiny Panel meetings

Tenant Scrutiny Panel  meetings are not open to the general public.

Tenant Scrutiny Panel meetings calendar