What is the Lancaster district tenancy strategy?
The strategy sets out important issues that local registered providers should consider when producing tenancy policies.
Why has the strategy been introduced?
To help to protect social housing tenant rights, security of tenure and rents. The Localism Act 2011 has given social housing providers the right to issue flexible tenancies, therefore they can now set rents at up to 80% of market rents (this is known as Affordable Rent), and may need to convert some of their existing properties on re-lets to the new flexible tenancies as a to fund future housing provision. They may also choose to dispose of some of their existing housing stock for the same reason.
How has it been developed?
Consultation has taken place with local registered providers on their future tenancy proposals, and the council will continue to negotiate and work with them to achieve the best for the district, given future funding opportunity constraints.
When will this be reviewed?
This strategy will be reviewed every five years and considers its impact on allocation policies and the homelessness strategy.
Last updated: 06 October 2016