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Date of Original Policy: November 2013
Reviewed and Revised: April 2018
Due for review: April 2019
Owner: Walter Oglina
Author: Walter Oglina

1.0 Aim of the policy

1.1 This policy aims to support under-occupying tenants who wish to downsize by providing them with practical support and financial

1.2 Helping tenants to downsize appropriately will:

  • release larger properties for re-letting to overcrowded families;
  • make best use of existing council stock at a time when opportunities for building new houses in Stevenage are declining;
  • relieve the financial pressures on working age under-occupying households adversely affected by welfare reform;
  • help reduce customer debt and council rent arrears; and
  • help to create more sustainable communities.