Barnet to end life tenancies

LB Barnet has approved a new draft tenancy strategy which would bring in short-term tenancies for council housing.

Cabinet has approved the new strategy, which would would introduce short-term tenancies from April 2012, with a review after five years (or two years for those under 25) to determine if the tenant is still eligible for the council accommodation. It will now go to consultation.

Councillor Tom Davey, Cabinet Member for Housing, told the Barnet Times: “Rather than a home for life irrespective of your circumstances, we are looking at how we can use the Localism Bill to support people in housing need in Barnet given our limited housing stock.”


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