Enfield Council is inviting registered providers, residents, private landlords and business owners for their views on its new draft tenancy strategy for 2021-2025.

The strategy sets out how the council encourages all landlords and letting agencies to support its vision for high standards for all tenancies in the borough, so that residents live as healthily, safely, and securely as possible.

The draft strategy supports the council’s social housing residents to have lifetime tenancies, offering fixed term tenancies only in exceptional circumstances for a proposed minimum of 10 years. It also encourages private landlords to consider longer term tenancies.

The main objectives are that residents have a clear understanding of their tenancy; lifetime tenancies are the preferred option, residents can stay in their homes for as long as it remains suitable for them and if a tenancy does end, residents are supported to avoid homelessness.

The council’s vision is to end homelessness in the borough and will work with all landlords in the borough, so they fulfil their responsibilities under the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 to prevent homelessness.

Cllr Gina Needs, cabinet member for social housing at Enfield Council, said: "I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to let us know their views on our draft tenancy strategy by completing our questionnaire.

"Our aim is to enable residents to stay in their homes, feel settled and build strong, sustainable communities. We want our residents to live in homes that are appropriate to their needs and will continue to address housing need and actively prevent homelessness in the borough."

The closing date for completion of the questionnaire is Thursday November at 11.59pm.

Visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/consultations/2021-09-15-draft-tenancy-strategy/ to read the strategy document and to complete the questionnaire. Questions can be emailed to: consultation@enfield.gov.uk