Housing Act 2014 - what do you need to know?

The Housing Act 2014 affects your rights under the tenancy agreement you signed when you took up your tenancy. We will be sending you a printed version of the booklet and you should keep it in a safe place along with your tenancy agreement in case you need to refer to it in future.

Here are the highlights on the changes made to your tenancy by the Act:

  • Subletting: you need our consent to do this and you must have lived in the property for 12 months before any request will be considered.

  • Passing your tenancy to someone else: you need our consent to do this and both of you must have lived in the property for 12 months. The 12 months cannot start until we are made aware that the other person is living with you.

  • Joint tenancy: you need our consent to do this and the other person must have lived in the property for 12 months. The 12 months cannot start until we are made aware that they are living with you.

  • Ending a tenancy: we can end a tenancy if someone living in or visiting the home is convicted of a serious offence in the area of the house. It allows us to end the tenancy where behaviour has had a serious impact on neighbours or others in the community.

  • Adapted properties: we can request to end the tenancy of an adapted property that is not being occupied by anyone who needs the adaptations. This only applies where we require the property for someone who does need the adaptations.

  • Taking over a tenancy after death: the home needs to be the person/family member's only home for 12 months. The 12 months cannot start until we are made aware that they are living with you.

 If you need more information on how these changes affect you, please contact us.

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