What are your rights as a social housing tenant?

If you live in social housing then you will either be a tenant of your local authority or a housing association. The rights and obligations which go with these tenancies vary considerably. In this article, we look at the main differences. Your Rights if you are a Tenant Most people who rent from a housing association or council are assured tenants which means that they are guaranteed the right to live in the home for life so long as they are not evicted for non-payment of rent or other breaches of the tenancy agreement. However, some tenants of housing associations are on assured shorthold tenancies which may mean that their housing association is able to end their tenancy when the fixed-term runs out. Other types of housing association tenancies are starter tenancies for new tenants and demoted tenancies for people who have been convicted of certain types of behaviour by a court and results in fewer protections against eviction. If you have an assured tenancy, you’ll must be given


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