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We are required by law to produce a tenancy strategy and policy by January 2013 that sets out our approach for social and affordable housing landlords relating to:
the kinds of tenancies granted
the circumstances in which a certain kind of tenancy is granted
where a fixed term tenancies is granted, the length of the fixed terms
the circumstances in which a further tenancy is granted on the coming to an end of a fixed term tenancy
The strategy will only apply to new tenants and does not have a direct impact on existing social housing tenants.
A tenancy strategy is a plan that sets out how the social housing in an area will be let. It provides a framework for what tenancies we, along with registered providers should use and how long these tenancies should be granted for.
Our tenancy policy provides details of how new tenancies for our own housing stock will be granted and this has been produced with regard to the guidelines set out in the tenancy strategy.
During November 2012 we asked for your views on:
Fixed term tenancies are issued for the large majority of future social housing lettings
The granting of a Probationary Tenancy at the tenancy start and the length of time that a Probationary Tenancy should last
The type and length of tenancies that the council and Registered Providers (RPs) will grant new tenants after the probationary tenancy
The circumstances in which they will grant a further tenancy when the previous fixed term tenancy comes to an end, and the criteria for deciding on whether to grant a new tenancy
For more information email: email@example.com or call 020 8583 3976.