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Policy Tenancy strategy

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6. Length of tenancies

Fixed term tenancies are expected to be for a minimum of five years. If a registered provider wishes to provide a tenancy for less than 5 years, but more than 2 years, it must demonstrate valid reasons for the shorter period, which must be agreed with us.

Any introductory tenancy period (including any extensions) will be regarded as being in addition to the minimum length of tenancy.

Registered providers will have to demonstrate how any tenancy of less than five years can be managed in order to minimise adverse impact on local community cohesion and the sustainability of that community.

An equality impact assessment will also be required to show how any adverse impact on equality groups will be prevented.