New tenancy agreement

We are planning to make changes to the terms of our introductory and secure tenancy agreement.

The current tenancy agreement has been in place since 2012 and now needs to be updated because of changes in the law and regulations.

The proposed new agreement has also been amended to make it easier to read and understand.

The new agreement includes, but is not limited to, changes to:

  • tenancy fraud
  • assignment, mutual exchange, sub-letting and lodgers
  • succession
  • rent
  • looking after your property
  • gardens
  • antisocial behaviour and harassment
  • use of property
  • parking and vehicles
  • keeping pets
  • repairs and maintenance
  • recharges
  • ending your tenancy
  • breach of the tenancy agreement

For full details of all the changes, read the draft of the proposed new tenancy agreement (pdf)

You can also read a copy of the:

You can also see the current tenancy agreement on our tenancy agreement page.

We have a legal duty to consult with all our tenants on the proposed changes and to give you the opportunity to give us your comments.

The consultation on the new tenancy agreement closed on 5 February 2023. This consultation period was extended from 8 January 2023 to allow extra time for responses due to Royal Mail industrial action.

Thank you to all tenants who responded to provide comments on the proposed agreement. We are now considering all the comments we have received and whether we need to make changes to the proposed agreement as a result of those comments.

If we decide to go ahead with the variation of the agreement, we will send you a formal notice of variation, including a copy of your new tenancy conditions. This notice will also confirm the date that the new tenancy conditions will come into effect.