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Your tenancy

Most new council tenants enter into an introductory 12 month tenancy with us. If this first year runs smoothly, you’ll then become a secure tenant.

If any proceedings are issued during the introductory tenancy this trial period may be extended. In extreme cases the tenant can be evicted.

All of our tenants enter into a formal agreement with us, which contains the start date and the weekly rent, including any charges for heating and facilities.

By signing the agreement tenants agree to our conditions of tenancy, which cover areas such as your rights, repairs, gardens and garages, decoration, access, nuisance, harassment and anti-social behaviour.

Tenants and residents should regularly check their fire alarms to see if they are working. They should also maintain spare batteries.

You can download a copy of our conditions of tenancy at the bottom of the page. Please make sure you refer to the one which applies to when your tenancy began, either before or after 31 July 2023.