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Tenancy Strategy

Section 150 of the Localism Act 2011 places a duty on all local authorities to develop and publish a Tenancy Strategy. In line with the requirements of the above Act, the Tenancy Strategy sets out the matters to which registered providers of social housing within the borough must have due regard to when developing their own Tenancy Policies.

Aims and objectives

  • Provide guidance for housing providers to inform their policies and practices to produce appropriate lettings for customers.
  • Make best use of the housing stock within the borough.
  • Contribute to sustainable communities.
  • Provide security of tenure for those households who would be most vulnerable or disadvantaged by the tenure reforms and flexibilities within the Localism Act.
  • Provide security of tenure for those households who hold existing tenancy rights.
  • Ensure housing providers offer tenants expert and detailed housing options advice.
  • Ensure housing providers offer a fair and transparent review and appeals process for tenants.
  • Contribute to sustaining continuity in children's education.
  • Consider and reflect changes in the Welfare Reform.

Please note this strategy is currently under review.

Tenancy Strategy 2012-2015 (194kb pdf)


0300 303 8874

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.

Strategic Housing Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU