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Social tenants

Everything you need to know – from understanding your tenancy to how to buy your home.

Understanding your tenancy type

Social housing tenants

Most of our social tenants have fixed-term tenancies that last for an agreed number of years. This helps us be flexible and responsive to housing needs.

If you’re a new social housing tenant, you’ll usually be offered a six-year fixed-term tenancy, with a probationary period of up to 18 months. Sometimes we offer shorter fixed-term tenancies, for example when a property is due for regeneration. These tenancies are for not less than two years.

Your tenancy will be reviewed after 12 months and your probationary period will only need to continue to 18 months if you’ve breached any of your tenancy’s terms and conditions. After your probationary period, your tenancy will continue for the remainder of the six years, with your rent being reviewed each year.

At the end of your fixed-term tenancy, you’ll usually be offered another five-year fixed-term tenancy – unless your circumstances have changed significantly.

Download: Clarion Tenancy Policy (pdf)

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The managers are amazing: when I need assistance I can contact them. It’s just what you need when you’re on your own.

Florence

LiveSmart resident

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You’ll be able to see how you can develop your skills and even request training suited to you.

Digital skills game

By sharing our stories and views, we were able to help shift the perception of young people.

Niomi

national ambassador

Meet Niomi – national ambassador

“My journey really started when I found myself pregnant at 18. After some time living in a hostel, I managed to secure my first tenancy when my son was five months old.

“My mind has always been focused on helping improve the lives of young people, so I did community volunteering placements for various youth programmes.

“As a national ambassador, we were given an opportunity to help create more positive relationships between older and younger residents. By sharing our stories and views, we were able to help shift the perception of young people.

“Coming out the other side, being a national ambassador helped me better understand my purpose and decide exactly what I wanted to do while supporting others.”

Find out more about Niomi’s story

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