You are incorrect, I am a Crawley council tenant.
Crawley Borough Council in 2005 downgraded its void standards. As a then member of a Town hall tenants' Performance monitoring panel. Two years ago I proposed with unanimous tenant support (including the support of all those tenants who had previously unwittingly supported the reduction in standard) that in future all incoming tenants should have the same standard of decorations etc. that would be expected of an outgoing tenant i.e. the incoming tenant should not be responsible to put right any delinquency of an outgoing tenant. The Council to my knowledge never acted upon that tenant vote and subsequently proposed downgrading the responsibilities of the monitoring panel - I resigned.
Believe me I am all for tenant participation however I do not want to be Pavlov's dog.