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Housing Strategy and Policy

This page contains the full range of strategies and policies that relate to housing and homelessness for Welwyn Hatfield.

Housing Forum

Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2013-18

This strategy sets out the key issues, challenges and priorities relating to the delivery of housing and housing related services. It identifies our five key priority areas to address the challenges, which include: the supply of affordable housing, raising standards in the private sector, making best use of housing in the borough, preventing homelessness and meeting the housing needs of older people and other vulnerable groups in the borough.

pdf icon Housing and Homelessness Strategy 2013-18 [2MB]


Tenancy Strategy 2013

The Tenancy Strategy sets out a range of issues that Registered Housing Providers should have regard to when formulating their Tenancy Policies and reflects the council's position that flexible tenancies are the most appropriate for making best use of housing stock.

pdf icon Tenancy Strategy 2013 [133KB]


Tenancy Policy 2013

This policy specifies how flexible tenancies (provided for by the localism Act 2011) will be used by the Council; particularly how they will be granted and end. It also sets out how other tenancy related changes from the Act will be implemented e.g. tenancy succession and demotion rules.

pdf icon Tenancy Policy 2013 [117KB]


Private Sector Offers Policy 2013

This policy explains the circumstances in which an offer in the private rented sector will be used by the Council to end the main housing duty owed to a homeless household.

pdf icon Private Sector Offers Policy [263KB]


Housing Allocations Policy 2013

Our Housing Allocations Policy provides detailed information on how we prioritise applications for council and housing association homes in the borough.

pdf icon Housing Allocations Policy [74KB]



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