What is an introductory tenancy?
Most council tenancies are secure tenancies which are provided with a range of legal rights relating to security of tenure throughout the whole of the tenancy.
- introductory tenancy will last for the first 12 months (the trial period)
If the tenant does not breach any of the conditions of tenancy, then the tenancy will automatically become secure on the anniversary of the date the tenancy started. The tenant will then have all the rights and responsibilities of a secure tenant. Introductory tenants have fewer rights than secure tenants and can be evicted more easily.
Last updated Tuesday, 5th January 2016