NOTTINGHAM COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOCIATION
Secure Tenancy Agreement
12-14 Pelham Road
Tel: 0115 962 2531
Fax: 0115 969 1568
PLEASE NOTE THESE FIGURES MAY CHANGE
Net Rent £
Details of Rent
And Other Charges General Rates
You Must pay From Service Charges
the Date of This
Tenancy Other Charges £
TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE WEEKLY £
The following services Communal Gardens & Grounds to be maintained
shall be provided in
connection with this
tenancy for which the
tenant shall pay a
included in the weekly
NCHA ref: TAGR4 – Secure Tenancy Agreement
The rent of the property is a registered fair rent and the
1 The Rent Association will apply to the Rent officer for a new fair rent every
two years or at such regular periods as ordered by law.
If the Rent Officer or such persons that are empowered by the law
to do so decides that the rent be increased, the Association must
Notice of Increase
2 give four weeks notice in writing and the notice will inform you that
or Decrease of Rent
you may appeal against the rent level set or terminate the
tenancy if you are unhappy with the proposed increase.
The rent is payable weekly in advance on Monday of each week.
3 Payment of Rent It is your responsibility to make sure that the rent is paid each
The rent which is payable will include an amount for general rates
which are collected by the Association on behalf of the local rating
authority. If the rating authority decides to increase or decrease
the rates payable on the dwelling the Association is entitled to
pass on the increase or decrease to the tenant by giving notice in
writing of the revised amount to be paid by the tenant.
If you wish to end your tenancy, you must give the Association
four clear weeks notice in writing to expire on any Monday at
Termination by the 12:00 o’clock mid-day and this notice must either be given to the
Tenant housing assistant responsible for your area or delivered or posted
to the area management office of the Association whose address
is clearly shown on the front of your rent card or paying-in book.
If the Association wishes to terminate the tenancy or obtain
possession of the property it can only do so by obtaining an order
for possession from the County Court. In that case, the tenant will
be informed of the intentions of the Association by a notice in
writing specifying :
6 Tenancy by the
a) The grounds for seeking possession
b) The date after which the Association will be entitled to
apply to the court, and the court will decide whether or
not the tenancy must be terminated
If more than one person is named in this agreement as tenant,
then the tenancy is a joint tenancy and all references in this
7 Joint Tenancy
agreement to the tenant must be taken to refer to all such
persons jointly with each other
THE ASSOCIATION’S OBLIGATIONS
To give the tenant possession of the property at the
1 Possession commencement of this tenancy
Not to interrupt or interfere with the tenant’s right to peacefully
occupy the property except where:
a) Access us required to inspect the condition of the
property or to carry out repairs or other work to the
Tenant’s Right to property or adjoining property
Occupy b) A court has given the Association possession by ending
c) The tenancy has ceased to be a secure tenancy and
has been properly brought to an end
The Association will carry out such repairs to the roof, external
and other load bearing parts of the premises as are necessary
and will take all reasonable steps to have any defects which are
3 Repair of Structure
reported to the Association by the tenant or their representative
investigated and appropriate repairs undertaken as soon as is
The Association will keep in good repair and working order any
installations provided by the Association for space heating, water
heating and sanitation and for the supply of water, gas and
4 a) basins, sinks, baths, toilets, flushing system and waste
b) electric wiring including sockets and switches, gas
pipes and water pipes
c) water heaters, fireplaces, fitted fires and central heating
The Association will insure the structure of the premises
5 Insurance (but not the furniture and personal belongings which you should
The Association will keep common parts such as hallways,
Repair of Common
6 stairways, lifts and passageways which are shared with other
tenants in a good and safe state of repair.
7 The Association will decorate the external parts of the dwelling at
least every five years.
The Association will consult with you about any housing
management matters which may substantially affect you and will
8 Consultation not change any of the conditions of this tenancy agreement
without consulting you.
The Association will allow, in most circumstances, certain
members of your family who may live with you to take over this
tenancy when you die.
10 Mutual Exchanges The Association will not refuse an exchange of tenancies without
THE TENANT’S OBLIGATIONS
To take possession of the premises at the commencement of the
1 Possession tenancy and to occupy the premises as his / her own home.
To pay the rent and other charges weekly or when they fall due
and not to allow rent to fall into arrears or remain unpaid.
To use the dwelling as a private home and as the tenant’s main
place of residence and not to use it or allow anyone else to use it
3 Use of Dwelling
for the purpose of any business unless the Association has
granted permission in writing for such a use.
Not to sublet any part of the dwelling without the written
permission of the Association.
Not to assign or handover the dwelling house to another person,
family or tenant.
6 Overcrowding Not to allow the dwelling to be overcrowded.
The tenant will allow staff of the Association and its
contractors access to the dwelling at any reasonable time for
Access for the purpose of inspection or to carry out any works of repair or
7 Inspection and improvements, to the dwelling or adjoining property. The
Repair Association will endeavour where possible to give th tenant 24
hours notice, but immediate access may be required ins an
Not to make any alterations, additions to the dwelling, erect any
external structure or carry out any repairs under the tenant’s right
to repair without the written consent of the Association, and if
Right to Repair
such consent is given to abide by any requirements or conditions
which the Association may specify.
9 Internal Decorations To maintain and keep the interior decoration of the dwelling in a
good state of repair.
To repair or replace all damages which may be caused to the
property, fixtures and fittings by you or any persons living with you
or who are visitors: to the satisfaction of the maintenance officer.
10 Damage to Dwelling
You will also be liable for damages which you, your family or your
visitors may cause to properties in the estate in which you live.
Not to cause a nuisance or annoyance to neighbours and in
particular not to make a noise by banging or hammering or to
loudly play any radio, television, record or tape recorder or
musical instrument so loudly that it causes a nuisance or
annoyance to neighbours or can be heard from outside the
The tenant or any other person occupying the dwelling with the
tenant’s permission shall not subject another tenant or resident to
12 Racial Harassment racial harassment. Racial harassment may be verbal or physical
and it is directed to a person or group of persons because of their
colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin.
Assault or The tenant or any other person occupying the dwelling with the
13 Threatening tenant’s permission shall not assault or threaten violence against
Behaviour any employee or agent of the Association.
Not to keep a dog without the written consent of the Association,
and to keep under control any animals kept at the premises with
such consent that they do not cause a nuisance or annoyance to
To cultivate any garden provided.
15 The Garden To keep any garden or yard clear and tidy and not to store any
scrap metals or rubbish in it.
16 Rubbish To keep all communal areas e.g. hallways, stairways and
landings free and clear of rubbish.
I have read, understood and accept Nottingham Community Housings Association’s tenancy
Signed by Tenants
Signed on behalf of Date