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Tenancy Agreement Consultation

This consultation is for all South Derbyshire District Council tenants. If you have any feedback on the proposed changes please email: or tel: 01283 595788 or write to us at the freepost address:

Housing Services
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices, Civic Way
DE11 0AH

You are invited to make any comments you may have on the proposed changes no later than 22 February 2016.

Why make changes?

South Derbyshire District Council intends to update the terms and conditions of its Introductory and Secure Tenancies. It is good practice to keep tenancy agreements up to date and relevant and this review has been carried out in 2015/16. The reason why the Council is doing this is to make the tenancy agreement easier to understand and to comply with what the law says a tenancy agreement should include.

About the changes

On 25 January 2016, we sent a letter, called a Preliminary Notice of Variation, to all South Derbyshire District Council Introductory and Secure tenants informing you of our intention to serve a notice that will vary your conditions of tenancy. Please note that we are not proposing to end your tenancy but merely to change the terms and conditions of your existing tenancy agreement. You will therefore not be asked to sign a new tenancy agreement, but the changes will still apply to you.

Further information can be found in the Preliminary Notice of Variation letter and proposed changes and guide to the changes attached to this page.

What are the changes?

You can download from here the proposed new tenancy agreement and legal contract page, plus the existing agreement so that you can compare. A full copy of the proposed agreement can also be obtained from the Council Offices by calling tel: 01283 595788.

Further information can be found in the Notice of Variation letter, proposed new tenancy agreement, proposed legal contract page and Existing agreement and easy read guide to your tenancy agreement in the related documents section of this page.

There is also a timetable explaining the key stages of the consultation.

What happens next?

We have obtained formal approval from members through the Housing and Community Services Committee on 10 March 2016 to make the changes required. During May 2016, we will serve you with a formal Notice of Variation (under Section 103 of the Housing Act 1985). See the related documents section of this page for the notice, the new tenancy agreement and a timetable of the changes.

Consultation feedback

Thanks to everyone that responded to the consultation on the proposed changes, the document consultation feedback details the feedback and how the council has responded to the feedback in terms of changes to the tenancy agreement.