Your Tenancy Agreement
Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement
As a tenant of Charing Cross Housing Association, you signed a Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement.
Some of the terms of the agreement have been amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 and if you became a tenant before 1 May 2019, you will have been advised of the changes to your agreement. Details of these changes can be found here.
New tenants from 1 May 2019 will have signed the new model Scottish Secure Tenancy Agreement which includes the changes.
The tenancy agreement details your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and the duties and obligations of the Association as your landlod. A summary of the agreement can be viewed here and a quick guide of the 'do's and don'ts' as a tenant is available here.
Breaking your Tenancy Agreement
The tenancy agreement is a legally binding contract and gives you a secure tenancy. However, if you break the terms of the agreement, the Association has a right to take legal action against you which could, ultimately, put your tenancy at risk.
The most common reasons for the Association considering taking legal action are:-
- If you persistently fail to pay your rent in full, have rent arrears and are not keeping to a repayment arrangement
- You, a member of your household or a visitor to your home is conducting themselves in an anti-social way
- You are not living in the house and occupying it as your main home
- There has been a conviction for illegal activities such as selling drugs being conducted from the house
Taking legal action to evict you will only be taken as an absolute last resort and once all other reasonable attempts and options to resolve the situation have been attempted and the Association can only evict you if it has gone through the court proceedings and been granted a decree by a Sheriff. More information on the legal action processes and what to do if action is taken against you is available here.