Your tenancy agreement
Your tenancy agreement will contain details of:
- tenancy agreement and keys
- your rent and other charges
- your responsibilities as a tenant
- the council's responsibilities
- changing the terms of your tenancy
- how to end your tenancy
- other conditions
There are three types of tenancies:
When you become a Council tenant you are asked to sign a tenancy agreement between you and the Council.
Secure fixed term tenancies
Since April 2013 new council tenants have been given a secure fixed term tenancy after one year of being an introductory tenant.
Once you have become a fixed term secure tenant and as long you keep to the terms of your tenancy, you have the right to occupy the premises for as long as your tenancy lasts.
Residents who were already council tenants before April 2013 will have secure tenancies.
Tenant Management Organisations (TMO) tenancies
Tenant Management Organisations (TMOs) manage properties on behalf of the Council. However, the Tenancy Agreement signed by the tenant is between the Council and the tenant.