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Leeds Tenants Federation

Leeds Tenants Federation (LTF) is an independent limited company representing all Leeds tenants and residents. It also represents Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs) and Area Reps at the highest level, championing their excellent work in local communities and supporting them to tackle issues that matter most to them. We moved out of our offices at the end of March. Our details are listed below in the Contact LTF section.

This work is co-ordinated and overseen by our Board, made up of tenants and residents from the social and private housing sectors. Issues impacting tenants and residents are monitored by their TARA panel, a group of TARA members and Area Reps from across the city.

As well as focusing on TARAs and Area Reps, LTF continue to represent non-council housing tenants and co-ordinate campaigns on issues affecting tenants and residents generally.

We are part of VITAL (Voice of Involved Tenants In Leeds), the strategic city wide group that oversees tenant involvement at the highest level.

LTF has around 1500 individual members and over 100 organisation members.​​​​​

Click to expandMembership


You can become an individual member of Leeds Tenants Federation or your TARA can become a group member. Membership is free and you will hear about our meetings and events and can ask us for advice.

Download the individual membership form (Word 134KB) and e-mail it to admin@leedstenants.org.uk

Download the group membership form (Word 133KB) and e-mail it to admin@leedstenants.org.uk​​​

Click to expandContact LTF

LTF no longer occupy premises at Westminster Buildings. Contact details are:

Post: LTF, PO BOX 520, Leeds, LS6 9DZ

Telephone: 07718 654634

​​E-mail: admin@leedstenants.org.uk

Facebook: Leeds Tenants Federation


Click to expandThe Board


The LTF Board has a maximum capacity of 15 Directors, which include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. We can also co-opt additional non-permanent members.

The current Board is:

Chair: Andrea Purdy
Vice Chair: Margaret Foster
Secretary: Jackie Worthington
Treasurer: Wendi Carson
Other Directors: Maddy Hunter
Roderic Morgan
Jim Ojelade
Neruka White
Sue Clifford
Patricia Jackson
Jeff Gantshuck
Tony Hepworth

The full Board meets once a quarter and the Executive Board (made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 Directors) meets once a month.

Minutes of our Board meetings:

Board Meeting minutes - 9 January 2017 (PDF 343KB)

Board Meeting minutes - 3 April 2017 (PDF 262KB)

Board Meeting minutes - 3 July 2017 (PDF 603KB)

Board Meeting minutes – 3 October 2016 (PDF 323KB)

Board Meeting mintues - 4 July 2016 (PDF 380KB)

Board Meeting minutes - 4 April 2016 (PDF 353KB)


We currently have some Director roles to fill which will be advertised to tenants and residents of Leeds.

If you are interested in applying for a Director’s position please contact us.


Click to expandThe TARA Panel and TARA Talk


The TARA Panel is made up of representatives from TARAs and Area Representatives in Leeds. Its aim is to promote good practice and knowledge sharing between around 100 groups across the city and provide a direct consultative forum for issues and policies that affect communities.

We have 10 monthly meetings a year that are usually held between 4.30-6pm in the middle of the month at a venue in the city centre.s.

We are always looking for new members of groups to join the panel. If you are interested please contact us.

The next meeting dates and topics are available here

TARA Panel minutes - 9 June 2017

TARA Panel minutes - 18 May 2017

TARA Panel minutes - 13 April 2017

TARA Panel minutes - 10 February 2017

TARA Panel minutes - 12 January 2017

TARA Panel minutes - 15 December 2016

TARA Panel minutes - 11 November 2016

TARA Panel minutes - 14 October 2016​​​

TARA Panel minutes - 16 September 2016

TARA Panel minutes - 15 July 2016

TARA Panel minutes - 10 June 2016​​​​​​


TARA Talk is a new forum for groups from particular sections of the city to come together and share best practice, ideas supported by Leeds Tenants Federation and Housing Leeds.

Our second event is being held on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 in the west of the city at Burley Greenhow Community Centre. Please get in touch with us if you would like to attend.

TARA Talk East Flyer (PDF 341KB)


Click to expandUpcoming Events

If you are interested in attending any of our events details are available from admin@leedstenants.org.uk

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 - TARA Talk (West) at Burley Greenhow Community Centre 5 - 8pm

Thursday 14th September 2017 - TARA Panel, John Lewis Community Hub, Leeds 4.30 -6pm. Topic is Private Rented Sector

Saturday 23rd September 2017 - Annual General Meeting, Oxford Place, Leeds 10am - 1pm. Lunch provided.

Monday 2nd October 2017 - Board Meeting

12 October 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Crime Prevention

Wednesday 18th October - TARA Conference, Oxford Place, Leeds 5 - 8pm All TARAs welcome

10 November 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Personal Independent Payments (PIP)

14 December 2017 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Mental health services

12 January 2018 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Amenity/environment issues

15 February 2018 - TARA Panel 4.30 - 6pm venue to be confirmed. Topic is Food bank services


Click to expandRecent activity

  • 13 July 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: Funding opportunities for groups
  • 3 July 2017 - Board Meeting
  • 9 June 2017- TARA Panel – Topic: Leeds Adult Safeguarding Board
  • 13 May 2017 - Spring General Meeting
  • 18 May 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: West Yorkshire Police 101 Contact Centre
  • 13 April 2017 - TARA Panel – Topic: WYCAS – Finances for groups
  • 3 April 2017: Board Meeting
  • 3 October 2016 – LTF Board Meeting
  • 24 September 2016 – We held our AGM at St Georges Conference Centre
  • AGM 2016 Minutes (PDF 225KB)
  • AGM Enquiries (PDF 32KB)
  • 27 July 2016 - We hosted our second annual TARA conference at St Georges Conference Centre
  • 4 July 2016 - LTF Board meeting

Click to expandThe TARA Guide


LTF, with advice from the TARA Panel, have produced a guide for groups filled with information on how to set up and run a group.

You can download a copy of the guide (PDF 2.8MB), though every group should receive a hard copy in binder format, so you can add any of your information.

If you think we could add anything that would be useful to you and other groups please contact us.


Click to expandReports and Publications

​​You can see here any reports and publications that we have produced or we think may be of interest to you:


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