Your tenancy is made up of:
Or if you are over 55 and have not held a tenancy previously;
Throughout your tenancy you have responsibilities that you must meet, details of which can be found on the link below.
There are three types of tenancies:
If you have been a tenant for less than 12 months you will probably be an Introductory Tenant.
You have fewer rights if you are an Introductory Tenant but as long as there are no problems during the first 12 months of your tenancy you will automatically become a flexible/secure tenant.
As of 1st April 2013 as a new tenant you will be given a flexible tenancy. This means that after 5 years your tenancy may end or you may be asked to move property to better suit your needs. The details of this will be explained to you before you sign your tenancy.
If you have been a tenant for at least 12 months or you have transferred your tenancy from another Local Authority landlord you are a Secure Tenant.
More than one person can hold a tenancy. This is known as a joint tenancy. Each tenant is jointly and individually responsible for abiding by the conditions of the tenancy.
Joint tenancies are usually offered to married couples, civil partners or couples that can demonstrate that they have had a relationship for at least 12 months. Where a tenancy is joint; both parties must be over 18 and must both sign the tenancy agreement.
If you want to end your tenancy then this must be confirmed to us in writing. Your tenancy will then end 4 weeks from the Monday following the day you give notice.
If you leave anything in the property that wasn’t there when you took on the tenancy or you leave any damage behind, you will be charged to remove the items or fix the damage.