Housing Service - Eviction Policy - Section 6

6.     Tenant's Responsibilities

6.1   The term 'tenant' refers to sole and any joint tenants.

6.2   If two or more people have signed a tenancy agreement they are jointly and severally liable for ensuring that the tenancy conditions are adhered to.  This includes ensuring the actions of those living in, or visiting, their tenancy are acceptable (as detailed in the tenancy agreement).

6.3   Tenants have an obligation under the terms and conditions of their tenancy agreement to pay rent due every week, in advance, on or before the first day of each rental period.  Failure to do this may lead, after other management options have been exhausted, to eviction action being taken by the Council.

6.4   Tenants have a responsibility to ensure that they actively manage their tenancy to prevent the need for repossession proceedings being raised.  This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the house is not used for dealing in controlled drugs, dealing in stolen goods and illegal betting and gambling.

6.5   Tenants have a responsibility to ensure that they, and the people living with them, or visiting them, have respect for others.  This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that excessive noise is not created, pets are kept under control, vandalism and damage is not caused, rubbish is not left in unauthorised places and no harassment or assault is caused to any person in the house or neighbourhood, for whatever reason.

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