Change of circumstance

It is important to let us know if someone moves out, if you want someone to move in or you want to end or transfer your tenancy.

We will let you know what you need to do if there are any changes. Generally, you will need to write to us to ask permission to make changes to your tenancy.

Joint tenancy

If you currently have a sole tenancy (i.e yours is the only name on the tenancy agreement) and want someone to move in, you can change your tenancy to a joint tenancy.  This gives you, and the person living with you, equal rights and responsibility for the property.

If you would like to apply for a joint tenancy then please contact us for an application form. We will respond to a joint tenancy application within 28 days of receiving the completed application.

Transferring the tenancy to another person

A tenancy can be transferred to another person by assignation or succession.

  • Assignation is when you transfer a tenancy to another member of your household.
  • Succession is when a tenancy is inherited when a tenant dies.

The rules about this are set out in your tenancy agreement and by law.  You cannot apply to assign a tenancy, and no person can succeed to the tenancy unless you have told us, in writing, that they are living with you and they have lived with you for more than a year

If you want to apply to assign  or succeed your tenancy please contact us for an application form.

Taking on a lodger or subletting your home

You many need to supplement your income by sharing your home with someone else or you may have to leave your tenancy for a period of this time. In these instances, as part of your tenancy agreement, you may be able able to take in a lodger or sub-let your home.

If you would like to take in a lodger or sub-let your home then please contact us for an application form. We will respond to your request within 28 days of receiving the completed application.

Ending your tenancy

If you want to end your tenancy you must let us know and give us a least 28 days notice.  You can do this in writing or by completing the application form