When you sign up for a new tenancy you will become a 'Starter Tenant'
A starter tenancy is a short term tenancy which usually lasts for 12 months but can be extended. It is also known as the 'trial period'. If there are no problems during the trial period, then the tenancy automatically becomes an Assured Tenancy, with no need to sign a new tenancy agreement.
A starter tenancy enables us to deal more effectively with tenants who break the rules of their tenancy agreements.
Starter tenancies are carefully monitored. At least three visits are carried out in the first 12 months. These are at:
- 4 Weeks
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
At the final visit, you will be advised if there any reasons for the tenancy not to be converted. If everything is ok you will be sent a letter confirming the position of your tenancy and Villages' records will be amended.
For more detailed information, please download our Guide to Starter Tenancies. Alternatively, you can download The Housing Corporation's leaflet for Housing Association Tenants.