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GUIDANCE NOTE: Landlord Permission –

Tenancy Amendments

  1. Landlord Permission
  • It is a requirement of your tenancy agreement that you must contact us for written permission in respect of any change to your tenancy.
  • We will not refuse permission without a good reason.
  • It's important to get permission, without it your tenancy could be at risk.
  • If you are in any doubt about whether permission is required or if a change has already occurred and you did not get permission, please contact Homes Direct on 01902556789 for advice.


  1. Some Things That Are Not Allowed.
  • If you are an introductory tenant (a tenant in the first year of your tenancy), we can’t agree to any tenancy amendments


  1. Changes Where Permission is Required.

You will need to request permission (via our online application form) if you wish to:

  • Carry out a mutual exchange
  • Change your tenancy to a sole or joint tenancy
  • Pass on your tenancy to someone else
  • Sub-let part or all of your dwelling
  • Suceed to the tenancy
  • Use or allow to be used, any part of the dwelling for business or trade or display any sign or use any advertising in connection with that business or trade.
  • If you or another occupier of the property requires an assistance dog we give permission for you to keep such an animal in your property. However, you must notify us if this is the case.


  1. Dealing with the request.
  • The Tenancy Officer shall acknowledge the request and seek any further information if required within 5 working days.
  • A decision shall be issued in writing within 10 working days or within any statutory timescale.


  1. Appeal of Decision.
  • You have the right to appeal against a decision by requesting a review of it. The request for review must be made within 10 working days of the date you were advised of the decision in writing.

The request for review must be made in writing by you, signed, dated and set out the reasons for the request. Upon receipt an acknowledgement of the request will be sent in writing within 5 working days. The review will be undertaken by an officer not involved in the original decision and you may be contacted to discus the matter further. Once a decision has been made you will be notified in writing of the outcome.

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