How the Key Guarantees relate to Homes for Lambeth, future tenancies and leases, and future housing management

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The Key Guarantees relate to the whole regeneration process. They are aimed at giving residents affected by regeneration who have complied with their tenancy or lease agreement certainty that they will have, or will have the opportunity to have, a new home as a result of the regeneration of their estate. 

 

The Key Guarantees also set out what residents can expect of the council and Homes for Lambeth during the estate regeneration process. 

 

Building new homes will begin in 2018 at the earliest as design and planning processes have to run their course first.  As a result the earliest that any resident can expect to move into a new home built by Homes for Lambeth - the new company to be set up by the council and wholly-owned by the council - will be 2019.

 

The council is now looking at future housing management arrangements and the details of Homes for Lambeth tenancies and leases; but these will not be formally concluded until closer to the time when people will be moving into their new homes.

 

The Key Guarantees do not generally cover issues such as how Homes for Lambeth will be set up as a new landlord or any future housing management matters – although some important elements of future tenancies and leases have been set out in the Key Guarantees.  All these matters will, , be picked up and discussed in more detail with residents affected by estate regeneration in due course.

 

The council has asked the Independent Advisers working on estates to start collecting views from residents on future tenancies and leases.  If you are interested in becoming involved in that process, then please contact the Housing Regeneration Team or the Independent Adviser for your estate.  The council is beginning to put together a strategy on future housing management, and will be discussing this with residents during 2017.


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