New Approach Towards Tenants up for Discussion

South Tyneside Homes' new approach to ensuring their customers maintain long term tenancies will be outlined at the next meeting of the East Shields and Whitburn Community Area Forum.

The organisation, which manages and maintains properties on behalf of South Tyneside Council, has developed a new strategy aimed at promoting tenancy sustainment.

The approach includes setting up two new dedicated teams and ensuring that tenants are allocated the right property, according to their health and affordability needs.

Resources will be targeted at vulnerable prospective tenants,existing tenants who are at risk of losing their homes due to rent arrears, anti-social behaviour or other tenancy breaches and areas with high rent arrears and high numbers of long term empty properties.

Cllr Alex Donaldson, Chair of the East Shields and Whitburn CAF, said: "Ensuring residents sustain their tenancies on a long term basis has obvious benefits for both the tenants and the organisation.

"This presentation will outline how South Tyneside Homes will allocate homes to people who need them, can afford them, are able to manage their bills and can look after themselves, their household and property.

"I'd encourage people to come along to the meeting to find out more."

The meeting of the East Shields and Whitburn CAF is at 6pm next Thursday, February 15 at St Gregory's Church Hall, South Shields.

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