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Changing your tenancy

Transfer your tenancy to someone else

In certain circumstances, you may want to transfer your tenancy to someone else, provided the house has been their only or principal home for a period of at least six months. Any other joint tenant, partner or person living with you must also give their written agreement. We will contact them to arrange this.

By transferring your tenancy to another person, you are giving up your rights and obligations under the tenancy. You should think carefully about the implications of this, particularly if you choose to remain in the home, as you will no longer have security and may be at risk of homelessness.

You are responsible for the payment of rent until the date the tenancy starts in the new tenant’s name.

Completing this application form does not mean permission will be granted, although we will only refuse permission if there is good reason to do so. We will respond to your request in writing within 28 days. 

If you are considering any change to your tenancy, it is important you have read the above information along with the information on our A guide for Council tenants page.

The person who is taking on your tenancy also has to make an application. Where relevant, please note agreement will be required for a landlord reference to be requested.