Know your Tenancy Agreement
The Tenancy Agreement is an agreement between you and Apex, a housing association registered with the Department for Communities (DfC). You are the tenant and Apex is your landlord and each has certain rights and responsibilities which must be observed, many of which are legal.
The rights and duties of Apex and the tenant are set out in the Tenancy Agreement. It is essential that all tenants have read and understood all the conditions of the Tenancy Agreement.
Apex tenants enjoy security of tenure which means that the tenancy cannot be terminated by Apex Housing Association Ltd without a court order. In most cases, the court must be satisfied that it is reasonable to make an order for possession.
Legislation was introduced and implemented under the provision of the Housing (NI) Order 2003 requiring social landlords to award an introductory tenancy to all new tenants (who have not previously held a secure tenancy). The introductory tenancy will last for a period of 12 months, after which your introductory tenancy will automatically become a secure tenancy, unless Apex Housing Association Ltd has issued proceedings to obtain possession of your property.
Section 1.0 of the Tenancy Agreement clearly indicates your tenancy status and if you are an introductory tenant, it will indicate the date on which your trial period should end.
Failure to comply with your tenancy conditions
If tenants fail to comply with the terms and conditions of their tenancy agreement; Apex will investigate to see if there are grounds for eviction. Please read about failure to comply with your tenancy conditions as an Introductory Tenant. Please read about failure to comply with your tenancy conditions as a Secure Tenant