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Social Care announce major changes to public sector tenancies

Fri, 25 Jan 2013

The Department of Social Care has announced a major change up to the future of public sector tenancies.

From April of this year tenancies will be awarded for a fixed period of two years in an effort to provide more flexibility to public sector landlords.

Things like a significant rise in income could be a factor that could lead to a change in terms and the rent increased accordingly.

The overhaul of the current system is seen as the first steps towards the introduction of means testing.

Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw has said the changes will make tenants aware their tenancy is not for life, and continued occupancy will depend on their individual needs and circumstances, when reviewed.

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