Types of Tenancy
Starter Tenancy followed by Assured Shorthold Fixed Term Tenancy
This comprises a 12 months starter tenancy – almost like a ‘trial period’ – followed by an assured shorthold fixed term tenancy for five years. An assured shorthold tenancy is a tenancy that gives a tenant the legal right to live in a property for a period of time. In this case the tenancy is set for five years and this is known as a fixed term tenancy.
Assured Shorthold Tenancy
An assured shorthold tenancy is a tenancy that gives a tenant the legal right to live in a property for a certain period of time.
Assured Non-Shorthold Tenancy
The non-shorthold version of the assured tenancy gives tenants long-term security of tenure, and tenants are entitled to stay in the property until either they choose to go, or the landlord can gain possession if a tenant breaks any terms of the tenancy agreement.
Assured Independent Living Tenancy
This is the same as our assured non-shorthold tenancy, offering a long term security of tenure, but tailored for those over 55 living in our Independent Living accommodation.
Starter Supported Living Tenancy
We offer a starter tenancy in a small number of our housing schemes in which support services are provided to tenants with a learning disability and/or other disabilities by a preferred provider of Surrey County Council.