As a tenant you have rights and duties and when you moved into your new home, you would have signed a Tenancy Agreement which set out what the conditions of your tenancy. The type of tenancy agreement you have will depend on when you moved in and where you live, this may change some of the rights and responsibilities which apply to you and your home. A summary of the key tenancy conditions are shown below, if you want more detailed information about your own tenancy and any specific conditions please get in touch.
What are your rights?
We cannot evict you or move you from your home without a good reason
We will provide a maintenance and repairs service
We will ask you about decisions which will affect your home
We will consult you about housing management decisions which will affect you or change your tenancy agreement
You can take in lodgers if you have our written permission
If you want to exchange your home with another tenant, you can do so, but there are certain conditions that you must meet
You can see information about you which we keep at the office
In some cases, a partner or relative who is living with you can take over your tenancy if you die
In some cases, you are able to buy your home.
What are your responsibilities?
Your tenancy agreement will explain your duties in more detail. For example, you must not:
Harass other people, including someone who lives with you
Use your home for illegal purposes
Be convicted of any drugs related offences
Make a false statement to get your tenancy
Damage or neglect your home (you must do the repairs you are responsible for)
If you are breaking a condition of your tenancy agreement your tenancy is at risk and we can apply to the court for a Possession Order to evict you.