Your tenancy agreement is a contract with Barnet Council, which owns your home. See a sample tenancy agreement.
From July 2012 most new tenants are being granted flexible tenancies for two or five year periods.
Changes to your tenancy agreement
We will write to you if we plan to change your tenancy agreement and ask you for your views. We will consider your comments carefully before making any change.
At least 28 days before any change takes place we will send you a ‘notice of variation’ explaining how the tenancy agreement will change and when the changes will come into effect.
|Succession||Tenant passes away and other household member wishes to take over the tenancy||Household member has lived in the property for more than 12 months. Prior to the death
Is a spouse, partner or child of the deceased (unless flexible tenancy, then only spouse or partner can apply) Incorrect
If a discretionary succession, applicant is required to have a housing need under the Barnet Homes allocations policy. Incorrect LBB Allocations Policy
If the property is larger than the applicant’s needs, unless they were the spouse of the tenant, they will be required to move to a smaller property of a suitable size. Or adapted
If succeeding to a 5 year or 2 year flexible tenancy, the tenancy review date does not change.
In certain circumstances a Carer of the tenant can ask to succeed the tenancy – our Code of guidance states that we will consider a carers application for succession if they can prove that they’ve lived at the property for 12 months as their main and principal home, they have been receiving carers allowance for the tenant and they also have a housing need
You need to have two distinct sections as shown below taken from the succession procedure
Succession to a pre-April 2012 secure tenancy
Succession to a post April 2012 tenancy – flexible tenancies
|Assignment||Tenant wishes to assign their tenancy to another household member||Same criteria that is relevant to the succession (see above)|
|Sole to joint||Sole tenant wishes to add their spouse or partner to the tenancy||Spouse/partner has lived in the property for 12 months OR has a valid marriage certificate|
|Joint to sole||Joint tenant wishes to remove the other tenant from the tenancy||Both tenants must sign and agree to hand the tenancy over
Or a court order is obtained by one tenant giving sole possession of the tenancy to them.
|Name change||Tenant wishes to change their name on the tenancy||Can provide evidence of a marriage certificate OR deed poll of name change OR can provide a valid photo ID such as passport with the new name|