Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
The Committee received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services which sought guidance and instruction on the City Corporation’s approach to the provision/non provision of EWS1 forms across the Barbican Estate.
Members noted that a similar report had been considered by the Housing Management and Almshouses Sub (of the Community and Children’s Services Committee). The Assistant Director advised that producing EWS1 forms is expensive and, given that they are not essential, he had been providing ‘comfort letters’ for mortgage providers. An example was provided in the appendix to the report. The Assistant Director had provided 10 letters across Housing and Barbican, which had been accepted by mortgage lenders. Members noted that they applied to buildings over 18m high, not on a floor-by-floor basis. The Assistant Director had had also taken advice from Legal Services in respect of floors at sub-podium level.
RESOLVED, that - the report be noted.