Tenant empowerment programme
The coalition agreement published on 20 May 2010 outlined plans to promote devolution and give communities greater powers to shape local developments and local services. A range of ‘community rights’ were subsequently enshrined in law by the Localism Act which was given Royal Assent on 15 November 2011.
- Setting up tenant panels.
- Taking up training and supporting opportunities.
- Exercising their ‘Right to Manage’.
- Taking up opportunities to manage local housing services, such as repairs and estate management, through the Tenant Cashback and Community Cashback schemes.
- Exercising their ‘Right to Transfer’.
Following the abolition of the Tenant Services Authority, the Department for Communities and Local Government took responsibility for running the tenant empowerment programme on 1 April 2012.
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