All local housing authorities are required to produce a tenancy strategy setting out the matters to which Housing Association's for its district are to have regard, when formulating there tenancy policies
Section 150 of the Localism Act 2011 places a statutory duty on local housing authorities to produce a tenancy strategy setting out the matters to which the Registered Providers of Social Housing for its district are to have regard.
Nottingham City Council, Broxtowe Borough Council and Gedling Borough Council have worked in partnership to developed a Tenancy Strategy in consultation with local Registered Providers of Social Housing to meet the requirements set out in the Localism Act 2011.
As this is a joint document, Housing Associations working in these areas should have regard to its contents. To view a copy of the joint Tenancy Strategy, please view our downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has created a Tenancy Policy drafted on behalf of the Council. The Tenancy Policy outlines their approach to tenancy management amongst many other things.
In formulating the tenancy policy NCH, have had regard to the local housing authority's tenancy strategy which was approved by the Executive Board in December 2012.
The tenancy policy details some of the following information:
- The type of tenancies granted
- The circumstances in which they will be granted
- Policy on fixed term (flexible) tenancies, introduced by the Localism Act 2011
- Policy on discretionary successions
- Policy on other changes to the Tenancy Agreement including: Assignments & Sole to joint and joint to sole changes
- Policy on mutual exchanges
- How NCH will support our tenants to sustain their tenancies and prevent unnecessary evictions
- Policy on tenancy fraud
- How NCH will undertake visits to tenants to ensure that tenancies are appropriately managed and vulnerable tenants are supported
A copy of the tenancy policy, will be available in the downloads section come late March 2013.