Types of Tenancy Agreement

When you began renting your home from us you will have signed a tenancy agreement. This agreement sets out what we have to do as your landlord to keep your home in good repair and your rights as the tenant. In addition, your tenancy  agreement sets out your responsibilities as a tenant living in one of our properties including paying your rent on time, living alongside your neighbours peacefully and keeping your home and garden in good condition.

Your tenancy agreement is an important legal document that you need to keep safely.

Starter Tenancies

All new tenancies are known as starter tenancies. These tenancies typically last for 12 months, at which time they may be converted to an assured tenancy. Should you breach any of your tenancy conditions, within the first 12 months, then the starter tenancy period may be extended for a further 6 months, or terminated. Full details of your terms and conditions are provided with your tenancy. Please make sure that you fully understand your responsibilities as a tenant.

Assured Tenancies

Assured tenancies provide greater security and are long term lifetime tenancies. This means that you can stay in your home as long as you wish provided you comply with the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. An assured tenancy also gives you additional legal rights regarding succession, exchange and the possible purchase of your home. Further information will be provided when your tenancy is converted after the 12 month probationary period.

Fixed Term Tenancies

If your tenancy has an end date, it’s known as a fixed-term tenancy. Your fixed-term tenancy might be an assured shorthold tenancy or a starter tenancy.

If you have any questions about your tenancy agreement please contact us.