Issue details

Furnished Tenancy Scheme

The Council operates a Furnished Tenancy Scheme (FTS) whereby new tenants who have not previously held a social housing tenancy are offered the opportunity to hold a furnished tenancy.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide new tenants with the best possible opportunity to succeed in their tenancy by removing many of the immediate financial demands that providing furniture for a first home can bring, thus reducing the risk of high levels of indebtedness.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure, income or savings of £500,000 or greater;

Decision status: Implemented

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2021

Decision due: Before 31 Mar 2022 by Executive Director (Communities and People)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security, and Housing the Homeless

Lead director: Head of Housing Services

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Carolyn Devenney, Senior Furnished Tenancy Officer Email:

Reason date could change: Confirmed for this meeting

Is the date subject to change: No


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