Issue - decisions
Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-2023
Councillor Iley-Williamson arrived during this item.
Council considered a report of the Head of Housing Services, submitted to the City Executive Board on 13 June 2018, recommending approval of the amended Draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 and associated appendices.
Councillor Rowley, Board Member for Housing, presented the report, answered questions and moved the recommendations which were adopted on being seconded and put to the vote.
Council resolved to
approve the amended Draft Tenancy Strategy and Tenancy Policy 2018-23 and associated appendices.
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).