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A new lease agreement for use with future sales of council flats are being proposed, along with improved parking enforcement on council housing land.

 

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The proposals aim to make the new leases for council flats clearer.

The plan is to update them in line with current best practice and, through them, to allow City of York Council to recover costs from leaseholders for services from which they benefit.

The proposed new leases would give council tenants and leaseholders the same clauses across both tenures, such as in regard to keeping pets.

Updating parking charges and enforcement on council housing land is being proposed too.

Introducing charging for parking permits on housing land would initially be at a lower rate than current resident parking rates but will increase to their levels over five years. Income from the scheme would help to cover the cost of parking enforcement.

Cllr Jenny Brooks, executive member for housing and safer communities, said: “The council is seeking to give greater clarity and parity between tenants and leaseholders. Equally, addressing parking on council housing land will ensure that irresponsible drivers are prevented from parking illegally.”