Starter tenancy

Starter tenancies are  given to all new tenants who did not previously have an assured or secure tenancy, directly before being a GreenSquare resident. 

Starter tenancies usually last 12 months and are like a ‘trial’ period.

Residents become an assured or fixed-term tenant after 12 months, unless we have either:

  • Started action to evict you  
  • Extended your starter tenancy.

At the end of your starter tenancy you’ll be offered either:

  • An assured tenancy - meaning you can normally live in your property for the rest of your life
  • A fixed-term tenancy - usually lasting for at least 5 years (we will decide whether it’s renewed)

Your tenancy can be ended if:

  • You give us 4 weeks’ notice in writing
  • We evict you
  • You transfer your tenancy to someone else or swap homes (applies to assured/fixed-term tenancies)
  • We need to move you (eg to redevelop your property) – we will offer you a new property.