Council tenants - Your tenancy
Secure periodic tenancies
When you become a secure periodic tenant you will benefit from the full legal rights of a council tenant.
This means you keep your home as long as you want it unless there is a legal reason why the council needs to take it back (called a 'ground for possession' in the Housing Act).
A court has to agree with the council's request to evict you or to move you to another home.
This could be for one of two reasons:
- A condition of your tenancy has been broken or you have given false information on your housing application. In these cases we will not offer you another home.
- Because special circumstances mean the council must move you out temporarily or permanently. You will be offered a suitable alternative home, and you will normally receive compensation or help with moving costs (or both) depending on your circumstances.