One Housing to end Fixed Term Tenancies

    One Housing has taken the decision to move back to the use of lifetime tenancies for its social housing residents. The decision was taken after extensive consultation with One Housing’s Resident Panels, who have welcomed the change.

     

    One Housing has taken the decision to move back to the use of lifetime tenancies for its social housing residents. The decision was taken after extensive consultation with One Housing’s Resident Panels, who have welcomed the change.

     

    We will no longer be issuing fixed term tenancies with immediate effect. Residents currently on Fixed Term Tenancies will be offered lifetime tenancies in a phased approach due to be completed in Summer 2020.

     

    The change will mean longer-term security for One Housing’s residents, removing the unnecessary worry associated with renewing their tenancies.

     

    Richard Hill, Chief Executive of One Housing, said:

    “We are moving to lifetime tenancies because it’s the right thing to do. Our primary role as a landlord is to create great places for people to call home. Ending the use of Fixed Term tenancies gives our residents the peace of mind they can raise children and grow old in their communities.”

     

    Jan Bros, Island Resident Panel Chair welcomed the announcement saying:

    “As a resident I was delighted that an agreement was reached to return to lifetime tenancies.”

     

    Notes

    One Housing will continue to issue short term tenancies in our specialist health, care and support schemes, including homes provided as part of the Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI). This decision will also not affect our approach to issuing starter tenancies which we still consider to be an opportunity to help residents settle into their new homes and understand how to manage their home.

     

    One Housing residents with any questions can contact our customer services team by email at ask@onehousing.co.uk, by phone on 0300 123 9966 or can tweet us @AskOneHousing.