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Your rights as a council tenant

Your rights as a council tenant

Introductory and secure tenants have similar but not the same rights.

The table below shows the difference between introductory and secure tenants.

Your legal rights Secure tenants Introductory tenants
Right to succession of partner/family member Yes Yes
Right to repair Yes Yes
Right to be consulted Yes Yes
Right to assign Yes Yes
Right to transfer Yes Yes
Right to buy Yes No
Right to take in lodgers Yes No
Right to sublet Yes No
Right to improve Yes No
Right to exchange Yes No
Right to vote prior to transfer to new landlord Yes No
Right to be consulted on decision to delegate housing management Yes Yes
Right to participate in housing service monitoring Yes Yes

Last updated on 02 January 2016