4. Tenancy types and conditions - secure tenancy
Most of our tenants will have a secure tenancy. To end this type of tenancy we must get a possession order from the courts.
The reasons why we may seek to get a possession order would include:
- the tenant refusing to pay rent or accruing large rent arrears
- misuse of the property by either the tenant, a member of their family, or visitors
- the tenant not living in the property as their principal home.
Under the Housing Act 1985 secure tenants have a number of rights which include:
- the right of succession
- the right of assignment in certain cases
- the right to take in lodgers and sublet part of the property
- the right to request a transfer to alternative accommodation
- the right to exchange their home with another council or housing association tenant
- the right to information
- the right to be consulted and involved
- the right to make improvements to their home
- the right to compensation for improvements
- the right to repair
- the Right to Buy in certain cases.