Your tenancy agreement will show what kind of tenancy you have.
- Assured tenancies
The majority of customers will be offered an assured tenancy which is the most secure form of tenancy, where they have the right to remain in the property unless we prove to the courts that we have grounds for possession.
- Assured shorthold tenancy (Next Steps Accommodation Programme & Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme – NSAP and Reducing Adults Complex Housing – REACH)
We will offer this tenancy type in line with our NSAP and RSAP service to assist with the rehousing of rough sleepers who require significant support to help them maintain a tenancy.
- Assured shorthold tenancy (supported housing)
We will offer this tenancy type to customers moving into certain specialist housing schemes where a property is identified for allocation to vulnerable customers where support and services with the local authority are in place.
- Assured Shorthold Tenancy (Rent to Buy)
We will offer this tenancy type to customers as part of the Rent to Buy scheme, which allows working households to rent a home at an intermediate market rent providing them the opportunity to save for a deposit to then go on and purchase their first home.
- Equitable tenancies
We will offer this tenancy type to minors aged between 16 and 18 years of age as they are legally not entitled to hold a tenancy. The minor will need to have an appropriate 3rd party to act as a trustee and to act as guarantor. This will ensure the terms of the agreement are upheld until the minor reaches 18.
A licence is used as a temporary measure for a limited time for a specialist housing initiative or where a customer needs to move out of their property for a temporary period to allow major works to be completed.