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HOUSING MINISTER COMMENDS TENANT INVOLVEMENT

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Tenants should be able to choose from a 'menu' of housing management, local government and housing minister David C...
Tenants should be able to choose from a 'menu' of housing management, local government and housing minister David Curry told a fringe meeting at the Conservative party conference.

Mr Curry also pledged an experimental approach to new authorised housing investment trusts (AHITS), aimed at encouraging financial institutions to invest in the private rented sector.

'We have talked to some pretty big private investors on them (AHITS) and we are encouraged by their response. But I think we'll have to suck it and see.'

The minister praised examples of tenant participation and management that he had seen while touring the UK, and called for tenants to play a significant role in committee work: however, he warned against turning tenant groups into 'blather shops' with little active direction.
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