Former tenant arrears policy


2.1 Former Tenant Arrears (FTA) refers to rent arrears left by a tenant whose tenancy has ended and they no longer live in their home. It applies to all former tenant accounts including rent arrears, court cost, garage rent arrears, non-secure arrears, rechargeable arrears and use and occupation charges.

2.2 Collection of FTA is important to the council. Any debts owed to the council greatly reduce the level of service we can provide to our tenants. We will be proactive in collecting Former Tenant Arrears (FTA), using a range of methods in a flexible, but fair and consistent way. We will use the methods which are considered to be the most effective on a case by case basis and that deliver value for money.