Local Tenancy Strategy

Background

A local tenancy strategy sets out the broad principles that social landlords in Cornwall should have regard to when setting their own tenancy policies. The document includes information on the types of tenancy that can be issued to tenants and other related matters.

The Council consulted recently on a revised Local Tenancy Strategy. A response report and a version of the Strategy that indicates where changes have been made as a result of the consultation have been prepared. 

The draft Local Tenancy Strategy will now go through various Council meetings with the aim of being approved for implementation from the 1st April 2019.

The current strategy was developed with our Partners who have contributed to the final version. Whilst drawing up the policy we have tried to strike a balance between the experience of social landlords currently operating in Cornwall and the need for a robust set of principles that any new social landlord setting up in Cornwall can use as guidance.

The original Local Tenancy Strategy was developed in 2012. A full public consultation was undertaken in mid 2012  and the responses to the draft Strategic Tenancy Policy were considered by the Council’s Informal Housing Task Group on 12 November 2012 before a final report was discussed at the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 29 November 2012. The policy was finalised and approved at this meeting.