Housing Query

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Dear Carlisle City Council,

Q1. We are looking to find out if the council has done either of the models below for housing.

• Sale and Leaseback – Leaseback, short for "sale-and-leaseback", is a financial transaction in which one sells an asset and leases it back for the long term; therefore, one continues to be able to use the asset but no longer owns it.

• Income Strip – At its simplest, an income strip investment combines a strong tenant covenant, with a long-term lease and a forward funding arrangement to give an investor a stable and secure income stream. The strong tenant covenant frequently comes from the public sector such as local councils, and the long-term lease often runs between 30 and 50 years.

Q2. Can you advise of weekly rents paid for the following?
1. Temporary accommodation for homeless relief
2. Extra care housing (not including any service charge elements, just the core rent)
3. Housing or beds for adults with complex care needs

Q3. Does the council own any land or disused buildings that they would be prepared to sell and or re purpose?

Yours faithfully,

Debbie Connal

Carlisle City Council

Dear Debbie Connal,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000/ ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS
2004

Thank you for your request for information about:

Housing

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Dear Debbie Connal,

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information about Housing which was
received on 03/03/2023. 

Please note from 1st April 2023 Cumberland Council replaced Cumbria County
Council, Allerdale Borough Council, Copeland Borough Council and Carlisle
City Council. The response to this request relates to information held by
the former Carlisle City Council area only. 

Please see below response to your request. 

Q1. We are looking to find out if the council has done either of the
models below for housing.

• Sale and Leaseback – Leaseback, short for "sale-and-leaseback", is a
financial transaction in which one sells an asset and leases it back for
the long term; therefore, one continues to be able to use the asset but no
longer owns it.

• Income Strip – At its simplest, an income strip investment combines a
strong tenant covenant, with a long-term lease and a forward funding
arrangement to give an investor a stable and secure income stream. The
strong tenant covenant frequently comes from the public sector such as
local councils, and the long-term lease often runs between 30 and 50
years.

Carlisle City Council does not own any housing stock. Social housing in
Carlisle is provided by Registered Social Landlords such as Riverside and
Castles and Coasts.

Q2. Can you advise of weekly rents paid for the following?
1. Temporary accommodation for homeless relief - Weekly rent for temporary
accommodation is £356.23
2. Extra care housing (not including any service charge elements, just the
core rent) N/A Carlisle City Council is not responsible for Adult Social
Care.  Cumbria County Council is the responsible authority.
3. Housing or beds for adults with complex care needs - As above

Q3. Does the council own any land or disused buildings that they would be
prepared to sell and or re purpose?

Yes, see below links for properties currently being marketed. If you are
wanting to be added to our mail list for properties that become available
please email [email address]

[1]https://www.waltongoodland.com/propertie...

[2]https://www.sw.co.uk/properties/stanwix-...

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Carlisle

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of Information Act 2000. Any personal information contained within this
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5. http://www.ico.org.uk/
6. https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Privacy-Stat...