1000 Communities - Spreading the Word About Tenant Control
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About... better services, stronger communities, local decisions, your rights and your opportunities.
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Getting Started

To get started you need to be an experienced tenant group with some track record of making a difference in your community.

You are ambitious to take the next step – running things like caretaking, repairs or housing management using the budget now spent by your landlord. You have, or expect to win, the support of your local community. You will need extra training and information, evidence of your skills and help with negotiating an agreement and proving local support.

Register your interest now on the form on the left and you will be able to access more information and advice about tenant control. You can also contact us by phone on 0330 1000 738.

Government grants are available to help tenants explore and develop tenant control options and you will also need to make best use of local sources of information and support. The 1000 communities campaign will help your group to find out if it meets grant conditions and to get started with your application.

If you want to see how it works for real by visiting a community that is already running their own housing service then this can easily be arranged. Details of the ‘Guide TMO Network’ can be found at www.nftmo.com.

You can also download a PDF of the 1000 Communities leaflet by clicking here.

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The National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations

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Welcome to the website of the 1000 Communities campaign. The campaign is run by the National Federation of Tenant Management Organisations (NFTMO) and ATIC, the sector body for trainers and advisors. Working with many other national and regional networks, we aim to get information to 1000 communities about ways for tenants in the social housing sector to take more control of the homes they live in.

It’s all based on Co-operation, and 2012 is the International Year of the Co-operative.

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Tenant Control takes involvement beyond the point where landlords ask for tenants’ views and then decide what will happen.

Tenant control means that the final decision will rest with the local tenants. Tenants can take control of a specific service, like estate cleaning, or a wider range of landlord services including repairs, caretaking and tenancy management. Local tenants need to form an organisation and they have a legal agreement with the landlord and get a budget to cover the costs of the services they take on.

Tenant control can take many forms but a common name that is applied to tenants’ bodies that take on responsibility in this way is a Tenant Management Organisation – or TMO for short.

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Be part of 1000 communities

If you would like to know more about 1000 communities and access its unique support, advice and information network, contact us on 0330 1000 738 or e-mail info@1000communities.co.uk

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United Nations - International Year of Co-Operatives 2012