If you have never been a council or housing association tenant before or you have had a break in your former council or housing association tenancy, you may be offered an introductory tenancy.
These run for 12 months unless you have ended the tenancy or we have served you notice for breaches in your tenancy. In some circumstances, we may suggest an extension to your introductory period where there has been a breach and we are working with you to resolve any issues.
Provided you have been a good tenant after 12 months, your tenancy will automatically become secure.
During your introductory period, you cannot apply for a mutual exchange or assignment, sublet part of your property or carry out any alterations to the property. If you have any queries, please contact your council for more specific advice.