Rights and responsibilities

Fixed-term tenancy

After completing an introductory tenancy satisfactorily, tenants move on to a fixed-term tenancy.

This is a secure or assured tenancy, fixed period of 5 years. Towards the end of the 5-year period, there is a review of the tenant’s circumstances to find out if they are still in need of social housing. During the 5-year period, we can only end the tenancy by seeking possession in court because the tenant has breached a condition of the tenancy.