What is a Secure Tenant ?
Secure Tenants have landlords who are public bodies such as local authorities. The landlord must get a court order if they want to end the tenancy. The property must be a place to live in. The tenant must be an individual rather than a company or charity etc. The property must have been let as a separate place to live in.
Temporary accommodation given to homeless people will not be secure tenancies.
Questions & Answers
- What is a Secure Tenant?
- I have received a written notice from my landlord telling me I have to leave the property by a certain date. What can I do?
- I have been living in a property, but my name is not on the rent book and the person whose name is on the rent book has just died. What can I do?
- I am a Joint Tenant and the other tenant wants to leave. Am I entitled to stay?
- I have not stayed in my property for a while and my landlord is now threatening to throw me out. What can I do?
- I moved into a council property which was in someone else's name and they agreed I could stay there if I paid the rent. Do I have any rights?
- My landlord says I have not paid my rent, but I receive Housing Benefit and the payments are late. Will I be evicted?