Network briefing - Flexible tenancies, the quiet revolution

Flexible (fixed-term) tenancies were introduced in the Localism Act 2011. From small numbers in the early years they now represent almost 40% of affordable rent lettings and nearly 20% of social rent general needs lettings by housing associations. In contrast, only 13% of affordable rent lettings by local authorities, and 3% of social rent general needs lettings, are flexible tenancies