Tenancy Strategy

Every Local Housing Authority was required under The Localism Act 2011 to have a tenancy strategy in place by January 2013.

Through the adoption of the Localism Act, the Government introduced a range of new tenure options, including fixed term flexible tenancies and also a new power enabling local authorities to discharge their statutory homelessness duty into the private rented sector.

Tenancy strategies are designed to provide a framework and guidance on policies relating to tenure options, succession, allocations and how registered providers should use the changes when granting tenancies in local authority areas. Registered providers of affordable homes are required to have due regard to the tenancy strategies of the local authority areas in which they operate.

The Council’s Tenancy Strategy (.docx | 100kb) was adopted in 2013 and was revised in 2016 in line with the amendments to the Choice Based Lettings and Allocations Policy (.pdf | 888kb).