Your council tenancy

Your council tenancy

A tenancy agreement is a contract between a landlord (in this case us, the council) and you, the resident. Your tenancy agreement sets out what we, the landlord, must do and what you, the tenant, must do. 

Conditions in your tenancy agreement 

Your tenancy agreement sets out conditions – and rules on keeping pets and anti-social behaviour. 

If you break the conditions of your tenancy agreement, or allow other members of your household or your visitors to break the conditions, we may take legal action against you. This can include evicting you from your home. 

Inheriting a tenancy (succession) 

When a tenant dies, another family member may be entitled to inherit the tenancy. This is known in legal terms as a 'succession'.

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