Tenancy Strategy Update

The Tenancy Strategy advocates that registered providers of social housing with stock in our district adopt the careful use of flexible tenancies to help the Council meet local housing need. Registered providers of social housing are to have regard to the Tenancy Strategy whilst developing their own Tenancy Policies. We are interested in any feedback that might improve our strategy and we are asking registered providers to comment on the modifications we are proposing.

Do you agree with the modified priorities?
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To increase genuinely affordable and appropriate housing options for local people including options for people aged under 35, large families and older people
To sustainably provide new affordable housing at a time of limited public investment By increasing the supply of lettings through new, flexible approaches to managing and allocating tenancies (and providing effective, appropriate and timely advice at the end of fixed term tenancies)
To improve the response to local circumstances and priority housing needs including preventing homelessness and supporting our statutory duties to the homeless and priority housing needs
To manage housing assets to make best use of and improve supply of affordable housing and by tackling and preventing tenancy fraud
Do you agree with the use of flexible tenancies to help the Council meet local housing need?
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Lifetime Tenancies should be offered to the elderly or where the tenant has a serious and long term illness or disability or in other exceptional circumstances
Tenancy term should be of no less than 5 years and no more than 10 years (except for Lifetime Tenancies)
Tenancy reviews should be carried out 6 months to one year prior to the end of the fixed term so that the tenant has time to plan ahead and to consider the tenant’s housing need, finances, conduct, community contribution