The Welsh Government have created the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS), which states that councils must improve their stock by 2012. One of the options available to them is Stock Transfer - where the local authority transfers its housing stock to a new, not-for-profit social housing organisation.
To date half of all local authorities in Wales (11) have voted to transfer their housing stock new social landlords. Once all these eleven authorities have completed the transfer process, housing associations and community mutuals will be providing around 136,635 homes and housing services to the people of Wales.
Below is a table of the current status of each local authority in Wales with regards to meeting WHQS by 2012:
|Those who have successfully transferred their housing stock as a result of a tenant ballot.|
|Those whose tenants have voted ‘yes’ to transfer and are in the process of registration with the WG||None at present|
|Tenants have rejected stock transfer in the ballot|
|Those still working on their options|
|Authorities able to reach WHQS|