What is a council tenancy?
If you rent your home from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, you become a council tenant.
You will be given a tenancy agreement that sets out our obligations as your landlord, and your responsibilities as a tenant.
Types of tenancy
There are three types of tenancy:
- Introductory tenancies - the first 12 months
- Secure tenancies - after the first 12 months
- Joint tenancies
Our tenancy policy provides information about the types of social housing tenancies that we use for our tenants and information on tenancy management issues.
Occupation of the property
You must live in your council property and use it as your main home. You must inform us if the property is going to be empty for a period of more than six weeks. If the property is left empty for long periods, we may require the tenancy to be given up.
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Passing on a tenancy
You can pass your home on to somebody when you die by succession or assignment. Find out more about passing on a tenancy.
Ending a tenancy
You need to give the Royal Borough of Greenwich four weeks' notice if you want to end your tenancy.
You can find out about the housing services we provide in the tenants' handbook.