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Housing Associations Tenancies

Not all housing association tenants have the same type of tenancy. The most common types of tenancy that housing associations use are explained here, they are:

  • Secure Tenancies (Before 15 January 1989)
  • Assured Tenancies
  • Assured Shorthold Tenancies
  • Demoted Tenancies
  • Family Intervention Tenancies

 

Secure Tenancy

You are likely to be a secure tenancy if:
  • You have lived in the property since before 15 January 1989
  • The property is self contained
  • Your accommodation is not a hostel or supported housing
  • Your property was not transferred from the council to a housing association
  • Your landlord is not a housing co-operative or a non-mutual housing association
  • Your tenancy has not been demoted because of antisocial behaviour

More information about secure tenancies.

 

Assured Tenancy

This is the most common type of tenancy that Housing associations use. You are likely to have an assured tenancy unless:

  • Your accommodation is not self-contained
  • Your tenancy started before 15 January 1989
  • Your tenancy has been demoted because of antisocial behaviour
  • You live in a hostel or supported housing
  • You were told at the start of the tenancy that it would not be an assured tenancy or would not become an assured tenancy until you had lived there without any problems for a certain period and that period has not yet gone by

More information about Assured Tenancies.

 

Assured Shorthold Tenancy

You are likely to be an assured shorthold tenant if:
  • You live in a hostel or supported housing
  • Your secure or assured tenancy has been demoted by the courts
  • You were told at the start of the tenancy that it would not be an assured tenancy or would not become an assured tenancy until you had live there without any problems for a certain period and that period has not yet gone by

More information about Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

 

Demoted Tenancy

If you have been taken to court because of anti-social behaviour your tenancy may have been demoted. Having your tenancy demoted is similar to being on probation for 12 months. While the tenancy is demoted it will be much easier to evict you. More information about demoted tenancies.

 

Family Intervention Tenancy

These are a special kind of tenancy that Housing Associations may offer to families who have been or could be evicted due to anti-social behaviour. The family will be offered support to change the behaviour that has lead to the problem. Family intervention Tenancy can be ended very easily.

You can find further information about family intervention tenancies from Shelter.

If you have been offered a Family Intervention Tenancy or you are worried about this happening we would advise you to seek independent advice.

  • Modified: Apr 2, 2013 11:47:13 AM