FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

12 March 2021

1. Please can you send us copies of all documents currently used by your ***** officers
to conduct these ***** affordability assessments (such as guidance notes, briefings,
training sessions and template forms). If any of these documents are already in the
public domain, please can you send a link to where we can retrieve these exact
These documents could include (but not be limited to):
(a) Guidance for ***** officers on how to carry out affordability assessments;
(b) Training materials on how to assess affordability;
(c) Template income and expenditure forms;
(d) Details of what costs are regarded as essential living needs; and
(e) Costs of essential living needs, for different family types, used
in affordability assessments.

2. If not included in the above documents, please can you send us the following
(a) A list of items that are regarded as essential living needs, for the purpose of
assessing affordability; and
(b) A list of costs of essential living needs, for different family types, that are used
for the purpose of assessing affordability.

East Herts Council Response

12 April 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

East Herts council does not own any ***** stock and so does not carry out affordability assessments on prospective tenants ..  The ***** Associations carry out affordability assessments as part of their procedure for considering nominees forwarded to them as part of the council"s Choice Based Lettings process.  We do not hold copies of their policies and procedures as these are the ***** associations documents.


If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.


Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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Thank you for your request.