West Berkshire Council

Tenancy Strategy

Guiding Registered Providers in creating Tenancy Policies

West Berkshire Council is a non-stockholding authority, which means that we don't have "council houses" in the traditional sense.  Our social housing stock is provided instead by housing associations and other Registered Providers (RPs).

It's our duty to produce a pdf icon Tenancy Strategy [172kb] that can be used by Registered Providers in developing Tenancy Policies for their own stock (in response to housing reforms introduced in the Localism Act 2011).  These reforms include the new Affordable Rent tenancy.

We work closely with RPs and value the role they play in helping to meet housing need across the district. Ideally, we would like to see a harmonised set of rent levels, tenancy terms and renewal policies across the district, that are easy to explain to housing applicants and that respond to locally identified needs.

However, RP's are independent organisations and we recognise that they work across local authority boundaries, all of whom will have differing Tenancy Strategies.  As a result, our Tenancy Strategy sets out broad principles that we expect our RP partners to work to, rather than providing a detailed set of policies.

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire's Housing Strategy Team

01635 519629