Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services in respect of the Tenancy Policy, which was first approved in 2017 and was now due for review. Member noted that the Policy had been modified to clarify the City of London Corporation’s approach to joint tenancies following a relationship breakdown. No other material changes had been made to the Policy.
Members expressed some concerns in that that, in its current form, the draft policy might not give residents enough protection against them becoming ‘voluntarily homeless’. Whilst residents were advised to seek legal advice and officers worked with them to ensure this would not happen, Members suggested that it should be more visible in the Policy and the City Solicitor should be asked for his input. Members also suggested that ‘significant period’ and ‘appropriate action’ should be more specific and all references to legislation and available assistance should have a web page link.
RESOLVED, that – the Draft Tenancy Policy for use by the Housing Service be amended, in accordance with the suggestions set out above, and presented to Members at the March meeting of the Sub Committee for approval.