Assured tenancy agreement
The new agreement that you would get as a tenant of (see Part II of your offer document for a copy of the proposed agreement).
This is a written charter by the Housing Corporation (see under "H") of how it expects to treat their tenants. All registered social landlords should abide by this charter.
This is the lowest price that the Council or could sell a property for under the right to buy or preserved right to buy.
Electoral Reform Ballot Services
Independent and experienced service that organises elections.
Estates Renewal Challenge Fund
A scheme administered by the Government providing extra funding for inner city estates.
First Secretary of State
The Government Minister required to give his consent to the proposed transfer of the Estate to .
Home Loss Payment
The amount of money you would get as compensation for having to move permanently out of your home.
The Government appointed body responsible for funding and regulating registered social landlords.
Housing management services
The range of services from your landlord including things such as grounds maintenance, repairs, dealing with anti-social behaviour and rent collecting.
Independent Housing Ombudsman
An independent national organisation that would look into any complaint about your landlord. If you became an assured tenancy of .
The Retail Price Index, which is a figure issued by the Government.
When two flats, for example for example two one bedroom flats are combined to make a one larger flat.
Tower Hamlets Community Housing an independent community based organisation; the proposed new landlord for the estate.
Offer to tenants
The Council's legal and binding offer document to tenants on its proposals for the estate.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
The Government Department which has the responsibility for providing funding to councils and creating housing policy.
Preserved right to buy
If transfer goes ahead tenants who are currently secure council tenants on the estate who have the right to buy would have the preserved right to buy after transfer.
This is a written charter by the Housing Corporation (see under "H") of how it expects to treat their tenants. All Registered Social Landlords should abide by this charter.
Retail Price Index
A measure of inflation issued by the government.
Registered Social Landlord
Not for profit organisation, (very often called) a housing association, offering homes at affordable rents to people with housing need.
Rent to mortgage
A bit like the right to buy, this is a government scheme that offers council tenants the right to buy their home.
Right to manage
All Council tenants have the right to claim this. It is a government scheme allowing tenants to take control of the day to day management of their homes.
Right to buy
The Government scheme that allows Council tenants to buy their homes at a discount price. There are strict rules about who can claim this and how much discount you can get.
Secure by design
The name given to the stamp of approval that is given by the police to estates designed in a way that makes them safer and more secure.
A tenant who has signed an agreement with their landlord (currently Lon Borough of Tower Hamlets) stating that they are a permanent tenant.
Stage 1 consultation
The legal name given to the period where the Council considers your views to its offer, adds any amendments to it and then writes you a letter to let you know whether there are any changes. By law there must be 28 days between you receiving that letter and the offer going to ballot. During this period you can make objections about the proposed transfer to the First Secretary of State.
The right to pass on your home to someone else in your family or household living there, when you die.
Tower Hamlets Community Housing () is an independent community based organisation; the proposed new landlord for the estate.