The Council and Accent Peerless are looking at the way we give priority to people who have applied for a housing association home. The way in which we currently give priority is set out in the Joint Allocation Policy.
We are carrying out this review because of new legislation and also to ensure we have the right Allocation Policy in place to meet the needs of local people.
The Council is also required to produce a Tenancy Strategy. This will set out what type of tenancies the Council would like housing associations to give to new tenants and also what level of rent tenants should be charged.
One option will be for new tenants to have 'flexible tenancies'. These tenancies will be for a fixed length of time rather than a 'tenancy for life'. At the end of the tenancy period the tenant's needs would be looked at to see whether they still need the property they live in. If their circumstances had changed, for example they were able to buy a home or if the property was now too big for them, the tenancy could be ended and other options found for them.
To help us review the Allocation Policy and develop a Tenancy Strategy please complete this short survey.
If there is anything you would like to add please use the comments box at the bottom of the form.
If there is anything you do not understand or you would like some help to complete the survey you can call in and see the Duty Housing officer, or telephone the Housing Team on 01276 707127, at any of these times: Monday and Wednesday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am - 1.00pm and 4.30pm - 5.30pm, Thursday 2.00pm. - 5.30pm, and Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.
The survey is open from 12th September 2012 to 3rd October 2012.