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Strategic Tenancy: The Localism Act 2011 requires Local Authorities to publish a strategic tenancy. The Act specifically sets out the scope of a tenancy strategy:
"A local housing authority in England must prepare and publish a strategy (a "tenancy strategy") setting out the matters to which the registered providers of social housing for its district are to have regard in formulating policies relating to:
(a) the kinds of tenancies they grant,
(b) the circumstances in which they will grant a tenancy of a particular kind,
(c) where they grant tenancies for a term certain, the lengths of the terms, and
(d) the circumstances in which they will grant a further tenancy on the coming to an end of an existing tenancy."
This strategy refers to flexible and affordable rent tenancies arrangements for Registered Providers. Local Authorities with their own housing stock, who are part of this agreement, will be developing their own strategic housing policies to address these flexibilities.
Colchester Strategic Tenancy Strategy