Different types of tenancy
As a Council tenant you will have received a copy of your Tenancy Agreement - Tenancy Agreement.
We use an introductory tenancy scheme. This means that all new tenancies granted are introductory, unless transferring from a secure tenancy.
As an introductory tenant you will not obtain security of tenure until you have completed a trial period of one year, providing no action has been taken to end the tenancy.
For more information on rights and responsibilities of an introductory tenant, please read our leaflet A Guide to Introductory Tenancies
If there are no problems during the 12-month trial period, the introductory tenancy will automatically become a secure tenancy.
As a secure council tenant you have important rights and responsibilities which include:
Your rights (* Only applicable to secure tenants)
- You can live in your home for the rest of your life as long as you do what your tenancy agreement says.
- *In most cases you can buy your home at a discount.
- You can pass on your home to someone in your family living with you when you die.
- *You can take in lodgers.
- *You can sub-let part of your home. (You must ask for permission first)
- You can get certain urgent repairs done quickly and at no cost to you.
- *You can carry out improvements to your home. (You must ask for permission first)
- You can be paid for certain improvements you have made if you move home.
- You can help to manage your estate.
- *You can exchange your property for another one.
- You must be consulted on housing management matters.
- You must be given information about how the Council runs the homes it owns.
- You must keep to the rules of your Tenancy Agreement.
- You must pay your rent.
- You must be a good neighbour and not annoy others in your area.
If you need any further information regarding your Tenancy Agreement, please call us on (01229) 876578 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org