The Personnel Committee, at its meeting on 11 February 1997, agreed to standardise the position regarding the re-housing of employees once they are required to vacate their tied accommodation, taking account of the Tied Tenancy Policy.  

This page therefore describes the implications of this change and the extract of the previous policy that existed as at 22 March 1995.

This information will help you if:

  • You are a tied tenancy employee who was in post with either Grampian Regional Council or Aberdeen District Council on 22 March 1995.
  • You are a new employee in tied accommodation subject to the new Tied Tenancy policy.

Further information on the current policy is available from the Housing Service, Aberdeen City Council. 

EXTRACT FROM TIED TENANCY POLICY THAT EXISTED AT 22 MARCH 1995

“Caretakers, Wardens of Sheltered Housing Developments or Anyone Occupying Service Tenancy

Accommodation may be provided for:

An applicant who is required to retire from employment on the grounds of age or ill health certified by the Community Medicine Specialist or who has taken early retirement in accordance with the Government Job Release Scheme and who at the time of such retirement is by virtue of that employment occupying housing accommodation in the City and has occupied such accommodation for a period of between 7 and 10 years, however, may be granted only flatted or multi-storey accommodation.

An applicant who is the partner of a person who immediately prior to death has occupied ‘tied’ accommodation as a condition of employment and had occupied such accommodation for a period of not less than 10 years. If the applicant is the widowed partner of a person who prior to death occupied the accommodation for a period of between 7 and 10 years, however, he/she may be granted only flatted or multi-storey accommodation.”

NOTE: Applications by persons occupying ‘tied’ or ‘service’ accommodation, other than such persons who may be dealt with in terms of sub-paragraph 1, 2 and 3 hereof, shall be entertained by the Committee, for consideration each on its own merits under this Group, only if

           (a) the applicant has been in full employment and occupying ‘tied’ or ‘service’ accommodation within the City as a condition of such employment and is required to vacate that accommodation for any reason, or

           (b) the applicant is the partner of a person who immediately prior to death had occupied ‘tied’ accommodation as a condition of employment

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