In some cases, a home may be advertised with a Local Lettings Policy. This means that there may be certain qualities or characteristics that the landlord will be looking for when allocating the property.
A Local Lettings Policy is usually developed between the landlord, Hartlepool Borough Council and other agencies in order to achieve a specific aim for an area/estate or new build development. For example:
- where there is an issue with anti-social behaviour on an estate, a Local Lettings Policy can be used to make sure that no more households with a history of anti-social behaviour are housed there until the area stabilises, or;
- for new build developments, a policy can help us get the right mix of families on an estate.
Where a property has a Local Lettings Policy attached to it, we will state this on the advert and make this available for the applicant to read.