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:
- Felling housing office – Tuesday, 5 November between 2pm and 4pm
- Gateshead Civic Centre – Wednesday 6 November between 10am and 2pm
- Leam Lane housing office – Friday, 8 November between 10am and 12 noon
- Birtley housing office – Friday, 8 November between 2pm and 4pm.
Tenants wanting to find out more should contact The Gateshead Housing Company’s Involvement Team on 0191 433 5357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.