Great Yarmouth Borough Council's first Tenancy Strategy, published in 2013, set out the Council's priorities relating to new options for rented tenancies introduced by the Localism Act 2011.
The Localism Act 2011 places a statutory duty on local authorities to review and update their Tenancy Strategy. A review of the first Tenancy Strategy has been completed which included consultation with registered providers who own homes across the borough. As a result, a number of changes to the previous Tenancy Strategy have been identified, which have been reflected in this new revised Tenancy Strategy 2020-2025.
Housing associations or registered providers of social housing should have regard to this Tenancy Strategy when developing, adopting or reviewing their own tenancy policies. Each registered provider's tenancy policy lays out the criteria for the tenancies they plan to offer and the process for reviewing and offering tenancies.