Decision details

New Council Housing Tenancy Agreement Approval

Decision Maker: Group Director of Operations

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The existing tenancy agreement for Council Housing tenants was reviewed during 2021 and a new proposed agreement has been produced that is easier to understand and use,
reflects best practice, and meets our current legal and regulatory obligations.
Under the Housing Act 1985 paragraphs 102 and 103, landlords are required to consult their tenants on any variations to the terms and conditions of their tenancy agreement.
Letters were sent to all current Council tenants on 5 November 2021 advising them of our intention to vary their tenancy agreement. In addition, tenants were sent a full list of all the proposed changes and the consultation ran for 4 weeks from 8 November 2021 to 6 December 2021.

Implementation Date


That the Group Director of Operations, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with the Health and Housing Portfolio, approves the new Tenancy Agreement and the recommended amendments from the consultation exercise.
Following approval, a notice of variation will then be sent to all current Council tenants.

Reasons for the Decision
The existing tenancy agreement for Council tenants has been in place for a number of years and is no longer fit for purpose.
A number of the conditions no longer apply and the existing tenancy agreement does not reflect current practices and legislation.
There is a risk therefore that the existing tenancy agreement could no longer be enforceable in law.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 05/01/2022

Date of decision: 14/12/2021