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Tenancy agreements

This is a legal contract that sets out the terms of your tenancy, making it clear what you are responsible for and what we are responsible for.

What tenancies are there?

There are 4 different types of tenancy:

Secure Tenancy

•    A secure tenancy is a tenancy which started before January 1989 and is also a 'lifetime' tenancy, provided you comply fully with the terms of the agreement.
•    You may be the original tenant, or have exchanged with someone who was a secure tenant.
•    Secure Tenants have the Right to Buy their homes.

Assured Tenancy

Most customers have this type of tenancy.
•    This tenancy is also known as a 'lifetime' tenancy and will be ended only if you breach the terms of the Agreement, and we obtain a Court Order.
•    Some tenants will also have the Right to Acquire their home - please ask your Housing Manager for more information.
•    Customers who were previously secure tenants either with Cotswold or Lichfield District Councils may also have the Right to Buy.

Fixed Term Tenancy

•    This will be for either two or five years.
•    The tenancy will end on the date we have given you.
•    We will review how you have complied with the tenancy and discuss housing options with you - this might include the offer of another tenancy at the end of the term, or you may need to leave the property.
•    See the Bromford Deal for more information.

Starter Tenancy or Assured Shorthold Tenancy

•   This will be for a short time - between six months and one year.
•    The tenancy will end on the date we have given you.
•    We will review how you have complied with the tenancy and discuss housing options with you - this might include extending the tenancy for up to six months, the offer of another tenancy at the end of the term, or you may need to leave the property.
•    See the Bromford Deal for more information.

What tenancy do I have?

You can find out your tenancy type on your tenancy agreement.

How can I get a copy of my tenancy agreement?

If you just need basic details, you can view a sample Assured, Fixed Term or Starter tenancy

If you need your own tenancy agreement, contact us.