A new category of less secure tenancy was introduced by the Localism Act 2011, with effect from 1 April 2012, known as a 'flexible tenancy', intended to be granted by a landlord in England to new tenants of local authority social housing for a term certain of not less than two years (yet with no upper limit on the length of tenancy)1. Because the flexible tenancies regime did not alter the use of social housing stock to the extent that was intended, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 contained provisions (that are not yet in force at the date at which this volume states the law) preventing local authorities in England from offering
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