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Tenancy Agreement

What is a Tenancy Agreement?

A tenancy agreement is a contract between a landlord and a tenant specifying the terms and conditions put in place before the letting of a property.

What are the Types of Tenancy Agreement?

  • Secure Tenancies - A majority of the tenancies managed by Sutton Housing Partnership are 'Secure Tenancies'. These tenancies are controlled by legislation detailing the rights and responsibilities of the tenants.
  • Introductory Tenancies - If you have not previously been one of our tenants or were not already tenant of a housing association you will initially be offered an introductory tenancy.

    Throughout your first year as a tenant we will visit you around 6 weeks and again at 8 months to see how you are getting on in your new home. If you have shown that you have followed all the terms and conditions set in your tenancy you will be offered a secure tenancy. This will be confirmed in writing after 12 months of the start of your introductory tenancy.

    If you have not fully met all of the criteria to be granted a secure tenancy we may extend your introductory tenancy. We will carry out a further review at 18 months from the start date of your tenancy to decide if we will offer you a secure tenancy, a fixed term tenancy or take any legal action that may be required. This decision will be confirmed in writing.
  • Fixed Term Tenancies - Where an 'Introductory Tenancy' has been extended and we do not wish to take legal action to evict you we can allocate a fixed term tenancy. A fixed term tenancy will last for 2 years where we will closely monitor if you are able to meet the terms and conditions set. A decision can be made at the end of the 2 year term to grant you with a 'Secure Tenancy'.
  • Licence Tenancies - A 'Licence Tenancy' can be granted under circumstances such as homelessness. The terms set in this tenancy can vary and any information can be obtained from your Neighbourhood Manager.

To discuss any tenancy matters please contact your Neighbourhood Manager on 0208 915 2000.

Useful Information 


          SHP TENANTS HANDBOOK 2016 small cover                                Tenancy Succession Leaflet 2014

    Tenants Handbook                    Your Guide to Tenancy Succession






Last Updated: Wednesday 08 March 2017