Tenants of the Association can exercise the following rights:
Succession to a tenancy
Succession is where a tenant dies and the tenancy passes to another member of the tenant’s family or a carer who lived with them. This provides security for your family.
If you die, the tenancy may be inherited by members of your household in the following order:
- Your husband, wife, partner or joint tenant.
- A member of your family.
- A person who has given up their own home to care for you (or a member of your household).
The Scottish Secure Tenancy can be passed on by succession twice.
It is important to keep us up to date with details of the members of your household.
Assigning a tenancy
If your personal circumstances change, you may want to move permanently out of your home and ask us to transfer your tenancy to another member of your household.
You must tell us if you want to transfer your tenancy and you must get our permission in writing. We will not withhold permission unreasonably.
A copy of the Association's Assignation Policy is available here.
Subletting is where you move out of your home temporarily, and let it to someone else. Legally you would still be our tenant and still have all your rights and responsibilities.
Under your tenancy agreement, the new temporary tenant becomes the ‘sub tenant’. You must tell us that you want to sublet your home beforehand and you must get written permission from us to sublet the property. We will not withhold permission unreasonably.
A copy of the Association's Subletting Policy is available here.
A lodger is a guest in your home, who pays you rent. You would continue to live in the property, and let a room out for rent.
If you are thinking of taking in a lodger you must get written permission from us. We will not withhold permission unreasonably.
A copy of the Association's Lodger Policy is available here.
If you want another person to become joint tenant, you and the person that is looking to become a joint tenant must apply in writing and get our written permission. We will not withhold permission unreasonably.
A copy of the Association's Joint Tenancy Policy is available here.
Termination of a tenancy
If wish to terminate your tenancy you must give the Association's twenty-eight days written notice that you will terminating the tenancy. You will be liable for rent during the twenty-eight day notice period.
A copy of the Association's Void Management Policy is available here.
For further information regarding any of these rights please contact Housing Services on 0141 950 9052.