Flexible Tenancy

What is a flexible tenancy?

A flexible tenancy will usually be offered for a 5 year period and follow on from an initial 12 month introductory tenancy. In exceptional circumstances we will offer a 2 year flexible tenancy and the reasons for this are set out within the Tenancy Policy. A flexible tenancy is still a secure tenancy but unlike a lifetime secure tenancy it will usually last for a fixed period of time. 

If you hold a flexible tenancy you will have the same rights as those tenants that hold a secure tenancy apart from the right to make improvements and the right to compensation for improvements. 

If you are offered a flexible tenancy you can seek a review about the length of the term of the tenancy that you have been offered. If you choose to do this you must do so within 21 days of receiving the offer notice. You may attend a review in person or submit a written request. 

Reviewing your flexible tenancy

We will visit you at home 12 months before your flexible tenancy is due to end. The purpose of this visit is to check on your circumstances and consider all other relevant factors such as the conduct of your tenancy and the condition of the property. We will decide whether you are to be granted either a further flexible tenancy or not, or whether you are to be granted a lifetime secure tenancy. If you are granted a further tenancy is may not necessarily be at the same property. 

If you are not going to be granted a further tenancy you have the right to seek a review of our decision. You must request a review within 21 days of being given notice of our decision. 

If it is decided you are not going to be granted a further tenancy then we will serve you with a notice at least 2 months before your tenancy is due to end.