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How can we make your tenancy agreement better?

How can we make your tenancy agreement better?

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We want you to feel safe and secure and happy in your home.

***Please note, this information only applies to you if you are a Nottingham City Council tenant***

***The consultation closed on Friday 6 December. Thank you to everybody who gave their views - we will make sure that the Council gets everybody's comments and considers them before making any changes.***

Your tenancy agreement is the legal contract you signed at the start of your tenancy, which sets out your rights and the rules about renting your home from the Council. It sets out the responsibilities you have as a tenant and the responsibilities Nottingham City Council has as your landlord. We manage your home on behalf of the Council.

The Council is considering some changes to improve the Tenancy Agreement and has asked us to consult with you about these proposals. Both Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes want you to enjoy living in your home and we both remain committed that your tenancy should be a tenancy for life, that close relatives living with you should have the right to succeed your tenancy and that your rent should remain affordable.

The changes being proposed are intended to make sure the tenancy agreement helps us to create homes and places where people want to live. The legal name for this is a Preliminary Notice of Variation.

You've told us that feeling safe in your neighbourhood is one of your top priorities and the concerns you have about knife crime in particular. As a result of what you've told us, one of the main changes that we're making to your agreement is to explicitly include knife crime as grounds for eviction. This agreement also includes updated information about everyone's responsibilities for staying safe in their home - relating to fire safety in particular.

We want to know what you think about these changes

To download a copy of the Preliminary Notice of Variation, which details all the changes, click here.

You can email us any comments you have to housingconsultation@nottinghamcityhomes.org.uk 

Or you can send your comments by post, for FREE, to: 

Will Morritt

Head of Tenancy Estate Services


Nottingham City Homes

Loxley House

Station Street



The deadline for sending your responses closed on Friday 6 December

Tenancy Policy

We'd also like to get your views on an updated Tenancy Policy, which sets out the types of tenancies that we grant and our approach to managing these tenancies. You can download this by clicking here and giving your views in the ways listed above.

What we'll do with what you tell us

We'll make sure that Council gets everybody's comments and considers them before making any changes. Once the revised tenancy agreement is adopted by the Council, we will write to you confirming the final changes. You will not, however, need to receive a whole new Tenancy Agreement or need to sign a new agreement with us.

Not sure what some of this means?

We know that dealing with legal documents and information like this can sometimes be difficult. We want to do our best to help. If you have any questions at all, please call us on 0115 746 9555 and we'll do our best to answer any questions you might have. Or you can download some Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.