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Housing Strategies & Policies

A Housing and Homelessness Strategy for Elmbridge 2015-2019

The Council adopted a Housing and Homelessness Strategy for Elmbridge on 15 April 2015, running from April 2015 to March 2019. The document sets out the main housing challenges facing the borough over the next four years and the Council's plans to deal with them, working with a range of partners, including Registered Providers, local charities and statutory agencies like Surrey County Council. The most important part of the strategy is the action plan. Both a |full-length strategy and an |executive summary have been published.

A |"Housing in Elmbridge: Facts & Figures 2015" document accompanies the strategy. It contains a range of background information which helps explain the selection of the priorities and objectives within the strategy.

Tenancy Strategy 2012-2015

The Council is required by law to adopt and publish a Tenancy Strategy which provides guidance to Registered Providers of social housing (mainly housing associations) as to our expectations for the kinds of tenancy they grant and the circumstances in which they should grant a tenancy of a particular kind or renew tenancies when any fixed-term tenancy comes to and end. This |tenancy strategy was adopted in January 2013 following consultation with housing associations with stock in Elmbridge and promotes the use of fixed-term tenancies for most new social housing lettings (with certain exceptions). The strategy also provides guidance to housing associations on aspects of the new affordable rent tenure, including our expectations on the maximum rent levels which should be charged.

For more information on the above-mentioned housing strategies and policies or for further information on the policies relating to the development of affordable housing, please e-mail the |Council's Housing Strategy & Enabling team

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