You will be given an introductory tenancy for the first 12 months that you are a council tenant if you were not a council or housing association tenant at another property before your tenancy started.
After that you will become a secure tenant as long as you have met the conditions of the introductory tenancy.
Differences between an introductory and secure tenancy
As an introductory tenant you can't:
- Exchange your home with another council tenant
- Transfer the tenancy to another person, unless they are ordered to by a court or in other very rare circumstances
- Exercise the right to buy (but your introductory tenancy may count towards your Right to Buy.
- Take in lodgers or sub-let all or part of the property.
If you breach your tenancy agreement
If you breach your tenancy agreement, we can evict your more easily than if you were a secure tenant.
We will issue a notice of proceedings for possession. You will have the right to appeal this decision. We will provide details when we serve the notice.