Decision details

Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-2023

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019), Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To request the City Executive Board to recommend to Council, approval of the amended Draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 (and associated appendices) following a period of consultation.

Decisions:

The Head of Housing Services had submitted a reportto request the City Executive Board to recommend to Council approval of the amended Draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 (and associated appendices) following a 4 week period of public consultation.

Councillor Rowley  introduced the report. A  pre-consultation version of the strategy had been to the March meeting of the  CEB. He wished to draw the Board’s attention to just two points. The anticipated  Government  guidance on the mandatory use of Flexible Fixed Term Tenancies had yet to be published. It was therefore proposed that the Council should continue to issue introductory 12 month tenancies for new Council tenants. The consultation had indicated support that it was reasonable for rents to be based on a percentage of household income, an approach which would have implications for the Council’s Housing Company.

 

The Strategy and Service Development Manager noted that Appendix C of the Strategy (Oxford City Context) would be reviewed and updated annually.

 

The Chair thanked  all those who had contributed to this valuable piece of work.

 

The City Executive Board resolved to:

 

1.    Note the amendments made to the draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 (and associated appendices) in response to feedback from public consultation; and 

2.    Recommend to Council, approval of the amended Draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 (and associated appendices).

 

Report author: Frances Evans

Publication date: 20/06/2018

Date of decision: 13/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 13/06/2018 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

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