Council tenants - Your tenancy
Flexible fixed term tenancies
A flexible tenancy lasts for a fixed period of time (normally five years unless there are special circumstances).
When you become a flexible fixed term tenant you will benefit from many of the rights which are available to secure periodic tenants.
If you break any of the tenancy conditions during your tenancy (by, for example, engaging in anti-social behaviour or not paying your rent) the council will take action and may apply to the court to evict you. A court has to agree with the council's request to evict you.
When your flexible fixed term tenancy ends, the council does not have to give you another tenancy.
Early in the final year of your tenancy, we will contact you to discuss your future housing options. We will decide in accordance with our Tenancy Policy whether to offer you another tenancy and, if so, what length this will be.
If we decide to offer you a further tenancy, you will usually be offered a tenancy of the same property.
If we decide not to offer you a further tenancy, you will be given at least six months notice in writing, explaining the reasons for the decision and telling you how to request a review of the decision. We will also, if required, provide advice and assistance finding alternative accommodation. If we decide not to give you another tenancy of the property and you refuse to leave we can ask the court to make a possession order requiring you to leave.