All new tenancies are known as starter tenancies. These tenancies typically last for 12 months, at which time they may be converted to an assured tenancy. Should you breach any of your tenancy conditions, within the first 12 months, then the starter tenancy period may be extended for a further 6 months or terminated.
Assured tenancies provide greater security and are long term lifetime tenancies. This means that you can stay in your home as long as you wish provided you comply with the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement. An assured tenancy also gives you additional legal rights regarding succession, exchange and the possible purchase of your home.
Fixed term tenancies
If your tenancy has an end date, it is known as a fixed-term tenancy. Your fixed-term tenancy might be an assured shorthold tenancy or a starter tenancy. We do not tend to use fixed term tenancies, but some customers may still be on a fixed term that we are working through moving to other tenancy types.