Tenancy rights, lodgers and changes

Tenancy rights


As a tenant, your rights depend on the type of tenancy agreement you have. These include:

Tenancy typeIntroductory tenancy Fixed term tenancySecure tenancy Demoted tenancyTemporary accommodation tenant
Right to assignNoYesYesYesNo
Right to buyNoYesYesNoNo
Right to consultationYesYes YesYesYes
Right to exchangeNoYesYesNoNo
Right to informationYesYes YesYesYes
Right to make improvementsNoYes (with permission)Yes (with permission)NoNo
Right to noticeYesYesYesYesYes
Right to repairsYes YesYesYesYes
Right to succeed (once)NoYesYesYesNo
Right to take in a lodgerNoYesYesYesNo


As a council tenant, you have a right to receive information about any changes to the way we manage your home. We do this by writing to you and visiting your area to speak to residents.

We also send out a newsletter to all our tenants. The newsletter provides information about our latest initiatives and any forthcoming news about housing.


You will be consulted about any major projects or improvements that are planned for your neighbourhood which may affect you or the area you live in. 

We consult with residents in a variety of ways so that we may take as many opinions as possible into account such as:

  • surveys 
  • holding events in your area
  • door knocking to talk to residents
  • meetings which you can attend
  • focus groups

We will tell you when there will be a local consultation event in your area.

Last updated 03 May 2023