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.