Tenancy FAQs

Am I allowed to keep a pet?

Am I allowed to have a lodger?

What happens if the main tenant dies?

Am I able to buy my home?

 

Am I allowed to keep a pet?

If you want to keep fish or small caged animals, you do not need permission. If you wish to keep a different kind of pet (such as dogs or cats) please contact us to get written permission beforehand.

If you live in a flat with a shared entrance, you will not be allowed pets. We will make exceptions for assistance dogs.
 

Am I allowed to have a lodger?

Having a lodger could be a great way of helping with your rent, especially if you are under-occupying your home.

If you’re thinking about getting a lodger, please contact us to get written permission beforehand. The rules vary between tenancy agreements so we will ask you for more information before giving you an answer.

Please note you are not allowed to move out and let someone else live in your home; you are also not allowed to sell your tenancy to someone else.
 

What happens if the main tenant dies?

If a tenant dies, a partner or family member may be entitled to take over the tenancy. This is known as succession.

If you are living in a property and the main tenant dies, you should contact us as soon as possible. We will be able to advise you whether or not you can succeed. If you are not entitled to succeed we may consider offering a new tenancy either at the same property or somewhere more suitable.
 

Am I able to buy my home?

You might be able to buy your home from us using Right to Buy or Right to Acquire. If you are interested in buying your home please contact us and we will advise you whether you qualify for either of these schemes.