For information on adding or removing people from your tenancy or ending your tenancy when you are ready to move on, this page should answer the most common questions our tenants have about their tenancy.
Moving your Partner In
If you want your partner move in with you, you must advise the Association. We need to know the details of everyone who lives in our properties.
You also have the right to apply to change your sole tenancy to a joint tenancy with your partner and where we can, the Association will make this change - but it may not always be possible.
Contact the Association for more details or download a request form below to apply for joint tenancy.
Ending your Tenancy
If you want to end your tenancy you need to give the Association 28 days written notice to end the Tenancy Agreement.
If it is a joint tenancy, we need the signatures of both tenants to end the agreement. You can download our tenancy termination form below or you can call Customer Services and we will send you out a form.
If you contact Customer Services and give verbal notice or give notice via email we can take that unofficial notice date as the first day of the 28 day period, as long as we receive your formal written notice within 5 working days.
If you return your keys before the end of the 28 days you will still be responsible for rent up to the end of the full notice period.
Check your property to make sure there are no repairs caused by damage or neglect as these will have to be addressed before you leave. You will have to pay for any such repair work or cleaning the Association has to carry out before a new tenant can move in. This includes damage to plasterwork or doors, poorly carried out decoration and removal of items left in the property.
You must return every key you have for the property. If you return fewer keys than you were given you will have to pay for the cost of a lock change.
Changing from a Joint Tenancy to a Sole Tenancy
If one tenant wishes to end their interest in the property and the other wishes to remain, the Association can amend the tenancy agreement from a joint tenancy, to a sole tenancy in the name of the remaining tenant.
The Association needs written notice from the tenant leaving and also proof that they have told the remaining tenant of their intention to leave. It is very important that a tenant leaving the property ends their tenancy with the Association and does not simply move out. If your name stays on the tenancy agreement you are still responsible for any rent arrears or other property debt, no matter what date you left the property.
Contact our Customer Services team on 01224 423000 for more information.
Relationship Breakdown and Your Tenancy
If only one partner’s name is on the tenancy agreement, the tenancy remains with that person.
If you have a joint tenancy and you no longer wish to live together you will need to come to an agreement together on who will remain a tenant and who will end their tenancy with the Association.
We cannot transfer one person out of a tenancy into another Langstane property.
Once you have decided, contact the Association and we will send out the forms to change your joint tenancy into a sole tenancy in the name of the remaining tenant. Again, we require a signature from the terminating tenant to be able to officially end the agreement.