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Draft tenancy strategy to view online
11:02am Friday 10th August 2012 in Dudley Council Noticeboard
There’s still time for people across the Black Country to give their views on new proposed guidelines for social housing providers.
Dudley Council is working in partnership with Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton local authorities in response to the government’s Localism Act to develop a set of uniform guidelines for tenancy agreements.
By introducing a strategy across the Black Country the four councils aim to provide a set of principles for providers of social housing.
The strategy will include information on fixed term tenancies, which will guide social housing providers on how to choose the most appropriate type of tenancy for a prospective tenant.
Social housing landlords will have to show recognition of these guidelines, which will help to safeguard tenants’ interests.
The strategy will also provide guidance on the introduction and use of affordable rents, which can be used by social housing providers and are up to 80% of the levels of the local private sector rent levels.
People are invited to view the draft strategy at http://online.dudley.gov.uk/dudco/engagement/engagementdetail.aspx?id=1325 and give feedback online until Tuesday August 14.
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for housing, libraries and adult learning, said:
“By adopting a clear strategy across the Black Country we will be helping both our borough’s social housing landlords and tenants.
“Public opinion is so important in devising strategies, and I encourage people to have a look at the draft plan and give their opinions.”