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Policy Tenancy strategy

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15. Properties with adaptations

For existing tenants we expect registered providers to consider using the discretionary grounds for possession but only on a case by case basis where adaptations are extensive and where suitable alternative accommodation can be provided, taking into account the circumstances of the tenant(s) and their entire household; the needs of dependant children; and the disruption that could be caused, its effect on the emotional stability of the household and likely effect on the sustainability of the tenancy of proposed alternative accommodation.

For new tenants of an adapted property, registered providers should ensure that when tenants are allocated the property they are notified of the possibility of being required to move to alternative accommodation should the tenant’s household no longer require the
adaptations. This requirement should be properly addressed as part of any tenancy review at the end of a fixed term.