You're a social tenant if you rent your home from a housing association or the Housing Executive. Find out about your rights, responsibilities and making changes to your tenancy.
If you rent from the Housing Executive or a housing association, you have a social tenancy. It’s important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a social tenant.
Over time you might want to make changes to your social tenancy. This could include adding someone to your tenancy or passing it on to a family member.
For most changes, you must get your landlord’s permission beforehand.
Your landlord is responsible for most repairs in your home. You’ll have to carry out other repairs.
Check your tenancy agreement to see who is responsible for different issues.
Buying your home is a big step. Only certain Housing Executive tenants have a right to buy their social home.
If you're a social tenant you can apply to swap homes with another secure tenant in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Learn how it works and see if it's a good option for you.
If you decide to end your social tenancy, make sure you follow the proper process.
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