sv-icon-copy-1Sutton’s chair of Housing Economy and Business committee has issued a statement in response to a Sutton Guardian article regarding a failure in financial management at Sutton Housing Partnership.

“Sutton Housing Partnership manages homes for tenants and leaseholders on behalf of the council. A failure in SHP’s management systems meant some leaseholders were incorrectly charged for works to their homes. The council become aware of a potential problem in October 2015. It was only after comprehensive and independent reviews of their systems and procedures did we become fully aware of the extent of the position.

“Following the review SHP has reimbursed leaseholders who paid for charges they were incorrectly invoiced and is paying the council for costs of works which cannot be invoiced. Since the investigation changes have been made to the management of income by SHP to ensure a failure like this cannot happen again.

“SHP’s mismanagement of charging leaseholders is indeed scandalous, however there has been no cover up.”

You can read the agenda and minutes from the HEB meeting on 6 December here.

You can read the December 2016 HEB report here