Introductory Tenancy

What is an introductory tenancy?

New tenants will initially be offered an introductory tenancy for 12 months.

If you have an introductory tenancy you must:

  • pay your rent on time
  • look after your home
  • abide by your conditions of your tenancy agreement
  • not behave anti-socially, cause a nuisance or harass other people, our staff or contractors - this includes other household members, guests and visitors.

While you have an introductory tenancy you cannot:

  • buy your home
  • take in lodgers or sub-let part of your home
  • make alterations 
  • exchange your home with another tenant (a mutual exchange)

We will monitor your tenancy and if there are no problems in the introductory period, the tenancy automatically becomes secure. If the tenancy is not conducted in a satisfactory manner, because of breaches of tenancy conditions, we can extend your introductory tenancy for a further 6 months or begin proceedings for repossession of your property. This means you could be evicted.

If you have an introductory tenancy and are struggling to pay your rent, it is really important that you talk to us as any level of arrears can lead to the loss of an introductory tenancy.