Response: TSA consultation on social housing framework
By: Deborah Garvie Published: February 2012
Under the TSA's proposed revised framework, we are concerned that tenants who take issue with their landlords' tenancy policies, or wish to challenge breaches of landlord policies or the consumer standards, will have very limited individual means of redress.
- TSA consultation response (PDF 223.4 KB)
We are concerned that, over time, it may become increasingly difficult for landlords to 'engage meaningfully' with their tenants where the landlord has chosen to let on fixed term tenancies, which may result in tenants having less social capital in their homes. We therefore strongly support the specific expectation that landlords can still 'grant general needs tenants a periodic secure or assured (excluding assured shorthold) tenancy' instead of 'a tenancy of a minimum fixed term of five years or, exceptionally a tenancy of a minimum term of no less than two years'.