Council consults on what social landlord tenancy policies should look like

Ensuring that tenants have a secure home should be at the heart of all housing providers’ tenancy policies across Cornwall.

The Council has launched a consultation so that social landlords, tenants and prospective tenants can have their say on what else the Council expects social landlord tenancy policies to include.

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We want your views on the length of tenancies, how tenants move from one landlord to another as well as what advice and assistance should be offered to tenants to help prevent homelessness.  There are also expectations around the setting of affordable rents and how different housing needs are met.

The consultation which runs until 14 September is on a revised Local Tenancy Strategy, which aims to encourage all social landlords working in Cornwall to provide a good mix of tenancies for residents that will help meet local housing need and improve choice in Cornwall’s housing market.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for homes, Andrew Mitchell said: “The Local Tenancy Strategy sets out what the Council expects from social landlords and in turn what tenants can expect.  I encourage social landlord partners, tenants, prospective tenants and anyone with an interest in social housing to comment before a final version is developed for adoption by the Council.”

Responses to the consultation will be analysed and the draft Local Tenancy Strategy revised with the expectation that the new Strategy will be implemented from April 2019.


Story posted 20 August 2018