Why did Watling Gardens become a TMO?
Independent Government sponsored research has shown the benefits of forming a TMO to be:
TMOs manage their housing more effectively than their landlord. Their performance matches the top 25% of local councils in England.
This better performance by TMOs covers repairs, relets, rent collection, and tenant satisfaction.
TMOs, being on the spot and with local knowledge tend to act sooner and more effectively when dealing with tenancy management problems.
TMOs can work well in socially excluded communities, and many TMOs are involved in wider community activities and play an important part in neighbourhood regeneration.
The majority of TMO residents say the TMO helps to increase community spirit and improve the quality of life.