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Local Lettings Policy

The Local Lettings policy (LLP) was developed to make sure that local people can access homes in areas they have ties to and in places where social housing is in low supply or high demand. It was first adopted in October 2011, and revised in July 2014 and October 2015. The current policy was adopted in March  2017. The policy can be found in the downloadable documents section below.

The LLP applies to all new housing association tenancies in the parishes of Cockermouth, Keswick, Above Derwent, Bassenthwaite, Borrowdale, Caldbeck, Lorton, Underskiddaw and St Johns, Castlerigg & Wythburn. Anyone offered a tenancy in any of the parishes covered must meet at least one of the local connection criteria specified in the LLP, unless they are specifically exempt by a clause in the LLP. 

Some housing association properties have a Section 106 agreement attached to them. This is a legal document that contains its own occupancy criteria, and these can change depending on when the agreement was signed. The housing association that owns the property will be able to advise of any occupancy conditions.

The Section 106 agreement is a legal document and as such occupancy conditions stipulated in that document take precedence over the conditions in the LLP.

Mutual exchanges of social housing - also known as HomeSwapper - are exempt from the LLP.

A Local Occupancy Restrictions policy (LORP) is in place covering re-sales of ex-housing association stock. It applies to properties in the Lake District National Park and properties in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The LORP identifies the conditions which potential buyers must meet and gives details of the circumstances under which the restrictions may be temporarily waived.

For more information about affordable housing in Allerdale, contact us on 01900 702570 or e-mail housing.services@allerdale.gov.uk.

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