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Letting Policy


We have three categories of properties with different restrictions on who can be a tenant, and of rent setting policy.

CategoryRestrictions on who can be tenantRent Level
1. Heritage listed and thatched properties None except general estate policy Up to market rent
2. General estate properties Preference given to those employed locally and those retired from local employment. A good match between the size of the family and the house will also be taken into account. No more than the Local Housing Allowance (the maximum that the council would pay as housing benefit)
3. Affordable Houses in perpetuity Those who have a Local Connection with the Parish of Stourton No more than 80% of market rent