An end to the tenancy for life?13.07.12
Jon Holbrook of Cornerstone Barristers considers the profound effect that flexible tenancies could have on tenants of social housing. Flexible tenancies enable local authorities and housing associations to avoid granting tenancies for life.
OneLondonauthority, Barnet, has already drafted a tenancy strategy that explains how it proposes to secure a better match between housing needs and resources. This might mean, for example, that households with above median earnings in Barnet may not remain as council tenants.
With reforms of this kind landlords need to understand how the schemes are intended to work. Jon Holbrook’s two articles in the New Law Journal give guidance on the legal framework.
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