The Housing and Planning Act 2016 came into effect this year and it will signal the end of lifetime secure tenancies for most new council tenants. We will have to offer fixed-term lets of between two and ten years, and then review them at the end of each term.

We are waiting for the full regulations to be published but it looks like it will only affect new tenants, we’re not sure yet if it will affect tenants transferring to another home with the council.

These new rules may come in from April 2017 but could be 2018. We’ll tell you more about this when the regulations have been published.

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