New Housing and Planning Bill becomes law

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2016
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New measures to help more people buy their own home, get houses built faster and ensure the way housing is managed is fair and fit for the future have become law.

The new Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent on Thursday, 12 May 2016.

You may be aware that some of the key items in the Housing Bill are about:

  • Pay to Stay - higher rent to a high income tenant of social housing
  • Secure tenancies - phasing out of lifetime tenancies
  • Higher value council homes - councils to sell higher value housing as it falls vacant

To find out what these changes mean click here.

You can find more detailed information on what will the Housing and Planning Act 2016 mean for ALMOs and councils on the National Federation for ALMOs website and on the council's website.

Posted on Tuesday 24th May 2016