Tenancy types

Your tenancy agreement is the legal contract that describes your rights and responsibilities (as the tenant) and our rights and responsibilities (as your landlord).

It also sets out the rent and service charges you need to pay for your home, and describes  the services you can expect from us.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your tenancy agreement.

Assured tenancy agreement

This is a ‘lifetime’ tenancy, which usually means you can stay in your property for the rest of your life, so long as you don’t break any rules in your tenancy agreement.

Assured short hold tenancy agreement

If your accommodation is temporary, you’ll be given an assured short hold tenancy.  As an Assured Short hold tenant, you have fewer rights. For example, you won’t be eligible to apply for a mutual exchange. If you breach any tenancy conditions we can act quickly and you could lose your tenancy.

Fixed term tenancy agreement

A fixed term tenancy with us lasts for five years and is given when you’re moving into a four bed or larger home, and don’t already have an assured or secure tenancy with your current landlord. 

Secure tenancy agreement

We don’t grant secure tenancies, but you may still have one. This is possible if you started to rent your home before 1989 or swapped homes with someone who had this type of tenancy.  A secure tenancy gives you more rights than an assured or fixed term agreement.

License agreement

The main difference between a tenancy and a license is that a license agreement usually gives you less protection from eviction. You might have this type of agreement if you live in temporary accommodation or a supported scheme, or if you rent a garage or hard-standing from us