New tenancies

All new tenants now have a secure fixed term tenancy. This means that you start off with an introductory tenancy; this is followed by a secure fixed term tenancy for five years or, in some cases, two years. Your neighbourhood officer will tell you how long your secure fixed term tenancy will be for and it will be written on your tenancy agreement.

At the end of the fixed term a review will be made of your circumstances and how you kept to your tenancy agreement. We will then decide, in accordance with the tenancy policy, whether to offer you another tenancy and, if so, what length of tenancy to offer.

This new policy will not affect existing secure Council tenants, even if you transfer to another council tenancy in the future.