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During your sign-up interview you will have signed your tenancy agreement. This is a formal, legal agreement between Dudley Council as your landlord and you as our tenant. You will have been given a copy of your tenancy agreement at your sign-up interview and it is important that you read this and keep it safe.

This tenancy agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities as a council tenant. As a tenant you have important responsibilities - you must be a good neighbour and not be a nuisance to the people around you. If you fail to abide by your tenancy conditions it could lead to you losing your home.

If there is anything you do not understand, or need further advice about, please do not hesitate to ask your housing manager by contacting 0300 555 2345.

Introductory tenancies

As a new tenant you are given an introductory tenancy for the first 12 months. At the end of 12 months you will automatically become a secure tenant, unless you have failed to conduct your tenancy in a satisfactory manner.

Introductory Tenancy Conditions [pdf / 2.64MB]

Secure tenancies

Most tenancies are secure tenancies, which means you can remain in your property for as long as you wish, as long as it is your only or main home, and you abide by the tenancy conditions.

Conditions of tenancy for secure tenants

Joint tenancies

If you are a sole Dudley Council tenant you may want to convert your existing tenancy into a joint tenancy with another person.

All persons applying to become joint tenants must be eligible to hold a tenancy in their own right and in certain circumstances must have lived at the property for 12 months. Neither party must owe any debts to Dudley Housing Services

Where the property is designated for the elderly a joint tenancy will only be granted if both parties are eligible to be offered this type of accommodation. Please use the forms to apply.