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Terms and Conditions Consultation
This consultation was live on our website from 26 October to 22 November 2020.
The purpose of the consultation was to consult with all our tenants so that we can review and update our ‘Terms and Conditions’ contained in our Tenancy Agreements. We wanted to know if tenants thought they were appropriate and were written in a clear and fair way.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in this consultation. Your feedback has been very valuable.
The majority of responses supported the changes to the terms and conditions, with 69% believing they were fair and would help us to manage our homes and communities effectively. 74% thought the terms and conditions were clear and easy to understand.
Based on the feedback we received in both individual responses and responses from our Tenant Partnership, we have made the following changes.
Listening to your views
- The majority of tenants supported the new draft terms and conditions.
- You felt that tenants’ rights to succeed a tenancy were not clear enough, so this point was changed from: “We may grant succession” to “We will grant succession”.
- Some felt the document was too complicated. We have sent the document to an outside company to simplify the language, but as this is a legal document some terminology has to be included. When the Renting Homes Act (Wales) 2016 is implemented, we will seek to develop an ‘easy read’ supplementary document, using shorter / simpler wording and infographic.
- It was felt that Adra’s legal responsibilities as a landlord were not clear enough, so this section has been reworded to make the landlord’s responsibilities clearer and also includes details about insurance.
- You felt that the clause for not allowing untaxed vehicles on the driveway / property boundary should be reviewed. We have now changed the condition from restricting to two vehicles per property to stating that there is no limit for cars, vans or motorcycles, provided there is a low pavement and hard parking space. We have also noted that tenants can keep tax free vehicles that are not roadworthy within the property boundary, on the basis that written consent from Adra has been provided.
- We have reworded a clause under the Noise Nuisance section to highlight that normal ’day to day’ living is not classed as a nuisance.
- A point was raised about the right to keep pets in flats / sheltered housing accommodation. We have decided not to change this point as tenants are already required to ensure that any animals they keep do not cause nuisance to others, and that they also need to ensure that the care and welfare needs of their animals are met.
Thanks again for your feedback. We will submit the revised terms and conditions to the Adra Board Committee for approval. If the terms and conditions are accepted, then these will now apply all new tenants. The terms and conditions will apply to all other Adra tenants when the Renting Homes Act (Wales) 2016 is implemented.