- Created on 08 November 2016
Are Tenants Management Organisations simply another way to privatise council housing?
Four years ago, we published a report about the issues around Tenants Management Organisations (TMOs) by a Peckham resident.
It would appear that little, if anything, had changed - residents feel they are being bullied into accepting a structure they would have even less control over, that by becoming a TMO, existing democratic processes and accountabilities would be lost for ever etc.
Who are the people championing the TMOs? What is the council's own role in the transfer and post-transfer management and/or involvement?
- Are you a council tenant or a leaseholder?
- Are you part of a TMO? Which one is it? (Is this in Southwark or elsewhere in London?) When did this happen? How did it happen?
- How many households are within your TMO? (How many homes are council and how many private?)
- How does your TMO work? (How many paid staff, how many residents are involved and what are their roles within the TMO? Would you say that now you're a TMO, more residents are involved?)
- How does the TMO function in relation to other existing council structures (eg tenants forums, etc)?
- What would you say the good things are about being in a TMO?
- What are the bad things?
- Were there any immediate benefits to you (eg lower rent/bills?)
- Anything else you can think of?
We will publish all findings as soon as practical.