East Devon District Council

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Policy Tenancy policy

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1. Purpose

It is good practice for all registered providers (of social housing) to have in place a tenancy policy which sets out the type of tenancies that the provider uses, the circumstances in which each will be used, and other aspects of managing tenancies. This policy sets these out for us as a landlord of social housing.

It has been written with reference to the East Devon Tenancy Strategy. It will be used to ensure that the right type of tenancy is allocated to each tenant, that the under occupation of properties is addressed effectively and that we can provide family and adapted housing where this is required. It also sets out the circumstances in which we will charge affordable rents. 

The ways in which each type of tenancy can be let and brought to an end are set out in law (Housing Acts 1985 and 1996, and the Localism Act 2012).