Your tenancy agreement sets out your legal rights and responsibilities as a council tenant.
It also explains the actions that we can take if you breach these conditions.
Types of tenancy
We offer 3 types of tenancy depending on your circumstances.
We offer an introductory tenancy on a 12 month probationary period to show that you are responsible to maintain a secure tenancy.
If you do not breach your tenancy, it will be converted automatically after 12 months to a secure tenancy.
If you breach the introductory tenancy, we can extend it for a further 6 months or end your tenancy.
A secure tenancy gives you more rights including:
- the Right to Buy
- mutual exchange
- house transfers
If you have a joint tenancy you share the tenancy, and the tenancy conditions apply to both of you equally.
We will not normally offer a joint tenancy to a parent and child.
For more information on the tenancies we offer, you can also read our tenancy strategy (pdf)