Tenancy Agreements

For the first 12 months of your tenancy, you’ll placed on a temporary, probationary agreement called an Introductory tenancy. If you’ve already completed a probationary tenancy with us or another social housing provider and transfer to us, you will not need to complete another. 

If you breach your tenancy conditions during this period, your probationary period could be extended, and in some cases, could result in your tenancy being ended completely. 

You can read the full list of restrictions and what is classed as a breach in the Tenancy Agreement. 

Derby Homes Tenancy Agreement

Secure Tenancy   

Once you’ve completed your Introductory tenancy, you’ll be given a Secure tenancy.  

This allow you more freedom and security than an Introductory Tenancy including: 

  • added protection from eviction 
  • the right to buy your property 
  • the right to assign or transfer your tenancy  
  • the right to take in lodgers 
  • the right to carry out improvements or mutually exchange with another tenant 

Breaches to your tenancy conditions will still be taken very seriously, and if required, action will be taken against you. 

Read more in the Tenancy Agreement.

Derby Homes Tenancy Agreement

For the first 12 months of your tenancy, you’ll placed on a temporary, probationary agreement called a Starter TenancyIf you’ve already completed a probationary tenancy with us or another social housing provider and transfer to us, you will not need to complete another. 

If you breach your tenancy conditions during this period, your probationary period could be extended, and in some cases, could result in your tenancy being ended completely. 

You can read the full list of restrictions and what is classed as a breach in the Tenancy Agreement. 

Starter Tenancy Agreement

Once you’ve completed you Starter Tenancy, you’ll be given an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

This allow you more freedom and security than a Starter Tenancy including: 

  • added protection from eviction 
  • the right to assign or transfer your tenancy  
  • the right to take in lodgers 
  • the right to carry out improvements or mutually exchange with another tenant 

Breaches to your tenancy conditions will still be taken very seriously, and if required, action will be taken against you. 

Read more in the Tenancy Agreement.

Furniture can be expensive, especially if you have to furnish an entire property. We offer Furnished tenancies to help you furnish your home at an affordable price. 

You'll rent the furniture from us for a small charge added to your rent each week. The price varies depending on how much furniture you need. If you receive Housing Benefit, the charge will be covered. 

Is a furnished tenancy the right option for you? 

A furnished tenancy is not for everyone, there are positives and negatives to the scheme. You need to consider both, to decide if it’s the right option for you. 

Positives 

  • It’s an affordable way to furnish your property 

  • We will replace items free of charge if they need replacing due to fair wear and tear 
  • We will service kitchen appliances regularly and repair them if they break down 

Negatives 

  • You will pay the charge for the duration of your tenancy and these will not be removed 
  • The furniture will always belong to Derby Homes 
  • The furniture has to stay in your property at all times 

If you’d like to find out more about Furnished tenancies, contact us. 

Additional Tenancy Conditions for Furnished Accommodation