Tenancy Policy and Tenancy & Rent Strategy Consultation

Closes 11 Dec 2022

Opened 17 Oct 2022

Overview

Wandsworth Council is proposing to make changes to our Tenancy Policy and Tenancy and Rent Strategy.

The Tenancy Policy and Tenancy and Rent Strategy outline our approach in how we manage our tenancies, including the type of social housing tenancies we offer.

We are reviewing the type of tenancies that are offered to residents by the Council, proposing to use only secure (lifetime) periodic tenancies as a default (not flexible fixed term tenancies) in most cases, and to offer new secure (lifetime) tenancies to existing tenants on flexible fixed term tenancies in most cases.

In coming to this decision, the Council has:

  • To determine whether our current use of flexible fixed term tenancies is best serving our residents
  • To review the overall impact flexible fixed term tenancies have had on the effective management of the Council’s stock
  • To take into consideration the benefit of reverting to lifetime tenancies
  • To ensure any change in policy and strategy best protects dwellings that are scarce in resource and high in demand

Please note: Current tenants on secure (lifetime) periodic tenancies will NOT be impacted, nor experience any change to their current tenancy as a result of these proposed changes to the Tenancy Policy and Tenancy and Rent Strategy.

Following the consultation, we will consider all the comments we receive.

The changes we are proposing to make

You can read a summary of our proposed changes below:

Proposed Changes to the Tenancy Policy and Tenancy and Rent Strategy

You can also read the Equality Impact and Needs Analysis here; this is a document setting out the potential impact of our proposed changes.

Have your say

Please give us your views on the proposed changes, by clicking on the online survey link below. 

If you need to request a paper copy of the questionnaire, a different language or format, or if you need any support to access the survey, please call 020 8871 6792 or email alex.jones@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

What happens next

We will consider all comments we receive and then make a decision about the proposed changes. If the proposals are approved, the new Tenancy Policy and Tenancy and Rent Strategy will be available on the Council website in late December 2022.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Wandsworth Borough