Joint Tenancy


APPLYING TO ADD A JOINT TENANT TO YOUR TENANCY AGREEMENT

You may have a new partner or family member who you wish to become a joint tenant with you.

You need consent from us if you wishh to add a joint tenant to your tenancy agreement. We have a form for you to complete to become joint tenants. You can pick it up from our Office.

From 1 November 2019m proposed joint tenants will need to have lived at the property as their only or principal home for 12-months before you apply for them to become a joint tenant.

The 12-month period only starts when we have received written notification from you that the propposed joint tenant is living there, and you wish to apply to add them as a joint tenant.

Mutual Exchanges

You can exchange your house with a North View tenant or even someone who is a tenant of another social landlord. If you want to exchange your house you must write to us first and ask for our permission. We will also need information from the person that you wish to exchange with.

If you are looking for an exchange, you can advertise it in our Newsletter and on the notice board in the reception area of our Office. Contact our Housing Assistant for more information about this.

Subletting

SUBLETTING YOUR PROPERTY

You may wish to sublet all or part of your home. You need our consent to do this.

From 1 November 2019, before you apply for consent to sublet your property, you must have been the tenant of the house throughout the 12 months immediately before you apply to sublet.

We can refused to give permission for you to sub-let your property if we have reasonable grounds to.

If you do sub-let, you will have to pay tax on any income you make from this arrangement and any benefit payments you receive may also be affected. You – the tenant – will continue to be responsible for the tenancy and making sure the rent is paid on time. North View is not obliged to provide rehousing for lodgers or persons who are sub-letting from one of our tenants.
You should think carefully before deciding to sub-let. We would suggest that you talk it over with your Housing Officer before making a final decision.

Assignations

TRANSFERRING YOUR TENANCY TO SOMEONE ELSE(ASSIGNATION)

You may wish to move out of your property, and pass your tenancy to a member of your household who already lives with you this is called assigning your tenancy.

From 1 November 2019, before you can do this, both you AND the person you wish to pass the tenancy to must have lived in the property as your only or principal home furing the previous 12 months before you apply to assign the property.

The 12-month period only starts when we receive written notification from you that the other person living in the property as their only or principal home.

We can refuse permission to assign a tenancy if we have reasonable grounds to do so.

Succession

TAKING OVER A TENANCY AFTER THE TENANT'S DEATH

You may have people living with you who are not joint tenants, who you may wish to take over the tenancy after you die. This could be an unmarried partner, family member or carer.

To protect their right to 'succeed to your tenancy' you must tell us in writing that the person you wish to take over your tenany has moved in with you at the time they do so. If someone has already moved in and you have not told us, it may affect their right to succeed to your tenancy.

To succeed to your tenancy if you die after 1 November 2019, any person who is not your lawful spouse or civil partner must have lived in the property as their only or principal home for atleast 12 months immediately prior to the tenant's death.

The 12-month period onky starts whe we receive written notification from you that the person is living in the property as their only or principal home. This is very important if someone else has given up their own home to care for you.