Have your say on the West Northamptonshire Draft Tenancy Strategy

Closes 18 Aug 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024

Overview

We are consulting on the West Northamptonshire draft Tenancy Strategy.

Background

Every UK local authority is required by law to have a tenancy strategy which sets out the approach that Councils and Registered Providers of Social Housing need to consider when developing their own tenancy policies. 

This includes: 

  • The types of tenancies,
  • The circumstances that different types of tenancies will be granted,
  • The length of fixed-term tenancies,
  •  The circumstances where a further tenancy can be granted following a fixed-term.

As well as aligning its objectives to support the Council’s Corporate plan and key housing-related strategies, the draft West Northamptonshire Tenancy Strategy  seeks to: 

  • Set clear expectations of all social registered providers operating across West Northamptonshire in tenancy related matters, 
  • Highlight the Council’s preferred approach to tenancy types offered,  
  • Encourage social housing providers to offer greater tenancy support and tenancy sustainment,  
  • Encourage social rent levels in new build homes.

Once adopted, the Tenancy Strategy will replace the existing tenancy strategies currently in place in West Northamptonshire.

Related documents

You may wish to have this document open whilst considering your response:

Draft West Northamptonshire Tenancy Strategy (PDF 493KB, opens in a new window)

Why your views matter

This draft Tenancy Strategy consultation will provide all interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the draft strategy.  

Feedback is sought from those that hold a tenancy with a registered provider (otherwise known as a housing association) within West Northamptonshire, local tenant and resident groups, registered providers, and other interested parties and stakeholders. 

You can have your say by: 

  • Completing this Online survey using the link below

If you have any questions about the consultation, need assistance to complete the online questionnaire or would like a copy of it in another format you can contact us by email at: housingstrategy@westnorthants.gov.uk 

This consultation closes midnight Sunday 18 August 2024. 

For information about how responses are managed, please see the housing options and homelessness privacy notice and the consultation and engagement privacy notice. 

What happens next?

All feedback will be considered before a final Tenancy Strategy produced. The final Tenancy Strategy will go to Cabinet and Council for approval on 8 October 2024. 

Give us your views

Interests

  • Consultations
  • Housing