Approval of a Tenancy Strategy
The new Localism Act 2011, sets out provisions for Housing Tenure reform and places a duty on local authorities to prepare and publish a Tenancy Strategy, by January 2013. From April 2012, Registered Providers of social housing (often called ‘housing associations’) can offer ‘fixed term’ tenancies as well as ‘lifetime’ tenancies. This is for new tenants only; existing tenants will remain on lifetime tenancies.
A tenancy strategy must set out matters which Registered Providers of social housing in its district are to have regard in formulating their own policies relating to –
1. the kinds of tenancy they grant
2. the circumstances in which they will grant a tenancy of a particular kind
3. where they grant tenancies for a certain term, the length of the terms
4. the circumstances in which they will grant a further tenancy on the coming to an end of an existing tenancy.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Department: Regeneration and Environmental Services
Community Impact: Yes;
Decision By: Cabinet
Lead member: Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of the Council and Leader of Labour Group email@example.com
Lead director: Alan Lunt
Decision due: 6 Dec 2012
Contact: Neil Davies Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0151 934 4837.
Direct contact and e-consult system
All Registered Social Landlords [housing associations], housing stakeholder organisations, clients registered on the housing waiting list
Consultation Deadline Date: 15 August 2012
Exempt Report?: No
- Localism Act 2011, Sections 150 to 166