Tenancies offered by the Council
Please note that if you are a new social housing tenant then Wealden District Council you will give you an introductory tenancy.
Following an introductory tenancy you will then get a 5 year Flexible Fixed Term Tenancy except for:
- Anyone entering sheltered housing or a property designated for people aged 55+
- A bungalow
Who will get a secure tenancy.
Non-secure tenancies are given by the Council when a homeless household is placed in temporary accommodation owned by the Council by virtue of Homelessness legislation.
Non-Secure tenancies do not have all the rights that secure tenants have including no:
- Right to Buy, Right to Exchange, Right to Succession, Right to Take in Lodgers or to Sublet.
Tenancies offered by Housing Associations
Tenancies offered by Private Landlords
License to Occupy
A license to occupy is offered to an occupier of a property by a landlord who does not want the occupier to enjoy the security of tenure offered through varying forms of tenancies. An occupier with a license to occupy may therefore only be given 28 days notice to leave, or less in certain circumstances. the same name created in 1977.
A simple example of what might constitute a licence is a landlord renting out a room in his/her house to a lodger.