Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the report of the Cabinet Member
for Culture and Homes seeking approval of the updated Tenancy
Strategy and Landlord Tenancy Policy.
(i) To approve and adopt the Southampton Tenancy Strategy 2020 – 2025.
(ii) Subject to the approval of recommendation (i), to approve and adopt the Southampton City Council Landlord Tenancy Policy.
1. The Localism Act 2011 requires the council to publish a Tenancy Strategy, keep the strategy under review and modify the strategy as required.
2. It is important for Southampton City Council to provide a clear strategy which sets out how social housing should be managed in the local area.
3. As the largest social landlord in the city, it is important for Southampton City Council to also demonstrate how we will manage tenancies and ensure a clear policy is in place which is aligned to the Tenancy Strategy.
To not review the Tenancy Strategy and Landlord Tenancy Policy. This option was rejected because the current strategy has not been updated since 2013.
Report author: Felicity Ridgway
Publication date: 15/09/2020
Date of decision: 15/09/2020
Decided at meeting: 15/09/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 23/09/2020