Your tenancy agreement

As a council tenant, you will have one of two types of tenancy:

  • introductory tenancy - typically a twelve month trial period
  • secure tenancy - typically granted to new council tenants who have successfully completed their introductory tenancy or tenants who transfer from an existing Newark and Sherwood District Council tenancy to another council tenancy

Find out more about tenancy types on the website.

Your tenancy agreement

Your tenancy agreement (PDF File, 512kb) sets out your responsibilities including:

  • paying your rent in full and on time to maintain a clear rent account
  • repairing certain items around your home to a good standard - find out the repairs you’re responsible for
  • reporting repairs we need to undertake in your home
  • living in your property as your only or main home
  • not being or causing nuisance

It also details your rights, including:

The tenancy agreement also includes the Council's responsibilities as your landlord including:

  • undertaking repairs and maintenance
  • providing advice and assistance on your tenancy
  • investing in your property
  • maintaining communal and estate facilities
  • providing access to and information on your rent account

Following the transfer of services back into the Council from Newark and Sherwood Homes the amendments in the documents below apply to all tenancy agreements issued before this date.

Tenancy Agreement Table of Changes February 2020 (PDF File, 536kb)