A New Way for Letting Council New Builds Survey - We Want Your Views

Closed 31 Dec 2020

Opened 1 Dec 2020


We would like to get your views on our ideas for how we could look to amend our Allocations Policy for letting our newly built homes and respond to local needs.

Our Allocations Policy sets out how we allocate council housing. However, this is a proposal to amend the policy – which means we will allocate new build properties differently.

What do we want to do:

  • Amend the policy for letting new build housing across Sheffield.
  • Let a percentage of properties to people with a local connection, including any re-lets within the first two years.
  • Affordability assessment for anyone offered a property.
  • Help ensure that property lets are sustainable.

Why do we want to do this:

  • Help local people stay or return to an area.
  • Make sure that people can afford the rent and sustain their tenancy.
  • Help new households have the best possible start.
  • Help new developments be a successful place to live.

This policy will apply to Sheffield City Council new build developments, Section 106 Council acquired properties and Housing Association new build properties if the landlord chooses to apply this policy.

The current Allocations Policy is available to download on the Sheffield Property Shop website.

The survey should take no longer that 10 minutes to complete.

For enquires please contact Allocationspolicyconsultation@sheffield.gov.uk


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