Still time to give views on agreement

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under Help in your home - your Tenancy Agreement, News.

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Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company have been getting residents’ views on updating the tenancy agreement at drop-in sessions across the borough.

The agreement is the legal contract between the landlord, Gateshead Council and almost 20,000 tenants across the borough.

When signing it tenants agree to how they will maintain their home, keep up with their rent and how they, their families and any visitors will behave.

The agreement, last reviewed in 2008, also includes the legal responsibilities of Gateshead Council towards its tenants.

Changes to legislation and how homes are managed means current tenants, as well as those looking to move to Gateshead Council homes in the future, are being asked to give their views on potential updates to the agreement.

The Gateshead Housing Company has organised four drop-in sessions this week where tenants can find out more.

The sessions are being held at:

Tenants wanting to find out more should contact The Gateshead Housing Company’s Involvement Team on 0191 433 5357 or email involve@gatesheadhousing.co.uk

TGHC_tenancy_agreement_drop-ins_3Following consultation events tenants will be sent details of the proposed changes and be asked for their views.

All comments received will be considered and, where appropriate, included in the new agreement, which will then need to be approved by Gateshead Council.

Tenants will then be sent details of the approved changes at least 28 days before the new agreement takes effect.

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