Consultation on proposed changes to the city region's Property Pool Plus housing allocations policy

Start date: 18th November 2020
End date: 10th February 2021

What are we consulting on?

We are asking for people to comment on the suggested changes for how social housing is given to residents.

If agreed, these changes will affect the entire city region. For more information on the proposed changes please read the Property Pool Plus Housing Allocation Scheme Procedure.

Property Pool Plus is the system used to match people with social housing. All housing associations in Liverpool use it to share details of properties they have available to rent. Some accredited private landlord properties are also advertised.

Property Pool Plus is used across a number of local authorities - Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Wirral Council.

How to comment

The following groups are invited to have their say on the proposed changes:

  • social housing tenants
  • people who have applied, or may apply, for social housing
  • people who are on a housing waiting list
  • landlords
  • voluntary organisations
  • housing associations

You can tell us what you think by completing one of the surveys below. The easy-read version includes a summary of the suggested changes.

Complete the consultation survey 

Complete the easy-read version of the survey

Alternatively, you can download the easy-read version of the survey to print out and fill in. You can email property.pool@liverpool.gov.uk or call 0151 233 4285 to ask for a pre-paid envelope to post your survey back to us.

If you need the survey in another format, or would like to respond in a different way, please email property.pool@liverpool.gov.uk or phone 0151 233 4285. 

What happens to my views?

We ask for your details on the survey so we can contact you to discuss your comments if we need to.

Your comments may be included in the consultation report given to committee and published on this website, but your name and details will not appear next to them. All comments will be kept solely for the purposes of this consultation and will be destroyed 12 months after it closes.

What happens next

All comments received will be considered, and a decision will be made by Liverpool City Council's Cabinet representatives who will decide on any amendments to the sub-regional housing allocations policy.