Housing Association Tenancy Agreements
At Accent Housing, we have several different types of tenancy agreements. Your agreement will be based on when you became a tenant with us and the type of home you are in.
Our most common types of housing association tenancy agreements are listed below:
- Starter Tenancy: this is the main type of tenancy we issue for new tenants. This tenancy is initially for just 12 months and providing there are no issues or significant breaches of your tenancy agreement this would be promoted to a full assured tenancy. The amount of rent you pay will be set when the tenancy starts and then reviewed annually in April.
- Assured Tenancy: this is our most common type of tenancy. The rent for your home will be set at the start of your tenancy and will be reviewed once a year. The date of your rent review is detailed in your Tenancy Agreement alongside details of how your rent will increase. We must abide by your Tenancy Agreement and the rules set down by the government. The government sets the formula we use for calculating the rent we charge you each year. The formula we use to calculate the rent increase is based on the consumer price index (CPI) for September 2019, which is 1.7% plus 1%. (The CPI is based on the average price of shopping and other services, such as transport, food and medical care). This means that the rent most residents pay will increase this year (2020) by 2.7%.
More information on how we calculate your rent and service charges for 2020 can be found here. If you are unclear about what type of housing association tenancy you have, please refer to your tenancy agreement or contact your customer partner.