There has been a lot of news on TV and in the papers about some housing associations who are now offering Fixed-term tenancies to new tenants. We don’t offer Fixed-term tenancies but we do offer Starter tenancies.
When you first sign up you will have a ‘probationary period’ of 12 months like you do when you start a new job. We have the option to extend the ‘probationary period’ for a further 6 months if we have any concerns. Providing you pay your rent, look after your home and are a decent neighbour in those 12 months your tenancy will become an Assured tenancy. You then have a home for life as long as you continue to pay the rent, look after your home and are a decent neighbour.
If you damage or neglect your home, cause nuisance to neighbours or don’t pay your rent you are breaching the terms of your tenancy agreement and your home will be at risk. Our first step will be to contact you and find out why you have broken the agreement. Sometimes there are reasons we can help you with and we will always do so. We won’t let you struggle on your own but, ultimately, you could lose your home if your behaviour doesn’t improve.
It’s your choice to stay in your home but if you pay your rent, look after your home and are a decent neighbour you have a home for life with SHAL.
What do you think? Email Angela@shal.org and have your say. We want to know what you think.
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