Unplanned Permanent Decants
8.1 A permanent decant may be required where the damage is so extensive that permanent rehousing is necessary e.g. a major fire.
8.2 A permanent decant will also be considered where the work is expected to take a long time i.e. more than 6 months and the tenant would prefer to move permanently. In this situation, the tenant must have an existing housing need such as overcrowding, or the permanent move has been agreed by Senior Officer Panel due to other extenuating circumstances and suitable alternative accommodation is available so that the necessary repair works are not unreasonably delayed. Extenuating circumstances could include exceptional social circumstances that are seriously affected by current housing and would be helped with a change in housing or where a resident is in immediate danger.