Your tenancy

Last updated - 28 November 2018

We offer various types of tenancies.

Tenancy

The tenancy we issue will be compatible with the type of home you are offered. The types of tenancies we issue are:

  •  Assured tenancies. You might know these as “lifetime” tenancies.
  •  Assured shorthold tenancies: These are used where there is not a clear intention to offer a home. E.g., temporary housing tenants hold an assured shorthold tenancy.
  • Fixed term tenancies: We issue these to all new general customers.
  • Licences: These are used in supported housing and temporary schemes.
  • Secure tenancies. These are no longer issued. Anyone who has a tenancy from before 1 April 1989 is likely to be a secure tenant.

Succession

Some tenants have the right to a successor. So following the death of a tenant a successor will have the right to claim the tenancy.

The rights to a successor vary and are specified in each agreement. Some tenants will have a legal right to a successor. Others will only have a discretionary right. This means that it is at our choice whether the tenancy can be passed on.

All applicants to succeed a tenancy must provide proof that they have been living at the address for the last year.