The Leeds City Council lettings policy allows us to have some local arrangements for deciding who can apply for homes. These can be considered where it will help to support a particular local community. Where a local lettings policy operates, we can give preference for offers of homes to a particular customer group.
The most common type of policy is age related, for example, preference will be given to customers aged over 55. Local Lettings policies have to be approved by Leeds City Council and we have to show evidence for why we think a particular policy will be useful.
This may include customer research surveys or evidence from other research, local house prices which indicate that customers are prevented from buying affordable homes or evidence of tenancies to certain customer types being unsuccessful.
The LCC lettings policy in the downloads section is a city wide document, and local lettings policies are more specific relating to certain property types or areas.