Changes to your Tenancy Agreement

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Changes to your Tenancy Agreement

We are making some changes to the terms of your Tenancy Agreement.

We are making some changes to the terms of your Tenancy Agreement which is the document you signed when you moved into your council home. Last year we asked for your opinions about our plans to update the agreement. Through events, letters, phone calls, emails and surveys we heard from over 1,000 tenants and the results show the vast majority of you agreed with all our proposals.

Although most of the Tenancy Agreement will remain as before, we are updating some of the terms, such as:

  • Spreading the weekly rent payments over 52 weeks each year (rather than 48). The total annual rent charged will stay the same
  • Highlighting your responsibility to look after your garden and outside area
  • Introducing stronger clauses to help reduce antisocial behaviour and protect victims of domestic abuse
  • Updating the penalties faced by housing fraudsters who sublet their council home
  • Including more details about fire safety
  • Allowing new tenancies to start on any day of the week

The new agreement will come into effect on 6 April 2020 and will replace your current Tenancy Agreement on that date. We will send you a copy of the new Tenancy Agreement through the post. You do not need to return it to us. Simply keep it in a safe place with your original Tenancy Agreement.

If you have lost or misplaced your Tenancy Agreement you can get a copy online. For more details talk to your Local Housing Office.

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