All our tenants are issued with a tenancy agreement at the start of their tenancy with South Devon Rural. The type of tenancy you have is determined by the type of tenure for the particular home you occupy. The types of tenancy we currently offer are:-
Assured Non-Shorthold. These tenancies are generally historic and are considered social tenancies.
Affordable Fixed Term Tenancies (Usually 5 years). These tenancies have been in force since 2011 and are the prescribed tenancy type for homes delivered under the Affordable Homes Programme with the Homes and Communities Agency. This type of tenancy is also offered to new tenants of the association when our vacant homes are re-let. The rent is set at no more than 80 of the prevailing market rent for the property type in the area.
Assured Shorthold Tenancies. These types of tenancies are issued to all of our other homes which do not fit into the above categories. All our tenancies set out the responsibilities of both the landlord and tenant. They set out the main responsibilities for repairs, payment of rent and other charges and anti-social behaviour. Examples of each tenancy type can be seen below.