Cannock Chase Council is seeking views on its proposed Private Sector Housing Strategy which covers privately rented, owner-occupied and Registered Provider Housing.
With the size of the private rented sector having seen large increases over the last 10 years as more people rent the homes they live in; a new strategy has become especially important and needed.
The new draft strategy sets out how the Council plans to support and engage with private landlords, tenants and letting agents and what work it intends to do to help ensure rented housing meets residents’ needs.
Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald, Portfolio Leader for Housing, Heritage and Leisure said: “Given changes in the past decade and particularly during this pandemic, it is more important than ever that our residents can live in safe homes.
“This is all about setting out the Council’s approach to this major part of the housing sector where we are committed to improving the condition of properties within the private rented sector and providing support to our various stakeholders.
“The finalised strategy will also play a key role in helping deliver the Council’s main priorities of Supporting Economic Recovery, Supporting Health and Wellbeing, and becoming a Financially Resilient Council.”
Interested residents and stakeholders are being consulted on the new strategy. Comments are welcome before 4 February.
To view the draft strategy and make a comment please visit the Council’s website and the following page: https://bit.ly/3prz5Qs. Alternatively, residents can email the Council at email@example.com or call (01543) 464416.
Councillor Adrienne Fitzgerald, Portfolio Leader for Housing, Heritage and Leisure.