During the last five years there have been two housing stock transfers to registered social landlords in Essex, at Braintree and Rochford. The Department received five representations from social housing tenants against the housing stock transfer proposals in Braintree. The Department did not receive any representations in respect of the Rochford housing stock transfer.
The Department received four representations in 2008 from social housing tenants in Castle Point in relation to the council's proposed housing stock transfer. The representations did not comment on a further stock transfer ballot. None of the representations received were in favour of housing transfer stock.