My tenancy

Subletting and Lodgers

Different tenancy types have different rules about who can live in the property. 

You must live in the property as your main or only home. If you do not live in the property as your main home or you sub-let it, you will become a non-secure tenant and can be evicted.

You can get more information and advice from your housing office.

Who can live in the property with you

You must not transfer, hand over or sub-let the whole property to another person, or allow the property to become overcrowded by other people living or staying there.

Secure periodic and flexible fixed term tenants

You must not sub-let or hand over a part of your property without first obtaining the written permission of the Director of Housing and Community Services (which will not be withheld unreasonably). You are allowed to take in lodgers, but you must tell us immediately if you do and you must not allow your home to become overcrowded.

Introductory tenants

You must not sub-let or hand over a part of your property in any circumstances and you are not allowed to take in lodgers.