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Tenancy Agreements: Domestic Violence

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd March 2017.

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Photo of Kate Hollern Kate Hollern Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Statement of Lord Bourne of Ashworth of 1 July 2016 on Security of Tenure, domestic violence, when he plans to set out the circumstances under which local authorities may exercise discretion in transferring lifetime tenancies for those seeking escape from domestic violence.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

We will set out the circumstances in which councils can continue to grant lifetime tenancies in regulations and we aim to lay the regulations later this year.

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