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The answer to this question depends on what type of tenant you are.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

As a private tenant, you'll have a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy agreement. At the end of the term, you'll need to move out or renew your tenancy. Some fixed-term tenancies come with a probationary period of 12 to 18 months.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

If you're renting longer term, you'll have a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy agreement. At the end of the term, you'll need to move out or renew your tenancy. Some fixed-term tenancies come with a probationary period.

If you're staying in a room and share some of your facilities, you'll have a licence rather than a tenancy agreement. These could be valid for anything from 1 night to 8 weeks.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

Secure tenancies

You'll only have a secure tenancy if you've been in your home a long time. Most likely, your home was owned by the council before it was transferred to us. If you have a secure tenancy then you can stay in your home as long as you want. Unless you break the terms of your tenancy agreement.

This is the only type of tenancy which might give you the Preserved Right to Buy.

Assured tenancies

An assured tenancy doesn't have an end date. With this type of tenancy you can stay in your home as long as you meet your responsibilities as a tenant.

Assured shorthold tenancies

There are different types of assured shorthold tenancies. They all have an end date, but you can extend some of them if you have met your responsibilities as a tenant and your circumstances haven't significantly changed.

Fixed-term tenancies

These are usually for 5 years, but may be for 2 years. At the end of the term, you could be required to move out if your circumstances have significantly changed or you have breached your responsibilities as a tenant. Alternatively, A2Dominion could renew your tenancy agreement for a further term of 2 or 5 years. Some fixed-term tenancies come with a probationary period of 12 to 18 months.

Starter/Probationary tenancies

If you're a new tenant, you may be given a 12-month starter/probationary tenancy. We'll offer you an assured or fixed-term tenancy after the probationary period if you've been a reliable tenant.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

You have a student non-assured tenancy agreement. This tenancy has a fixed term and can't be extended.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

If you're in one of our homes for older people, you'll have an assured tenancy. An assured tenancy doesn't have an end date. With this type of tenancy you can stay in your home as long as you meet your responsibilities as a tenant.

If you're a new tenant, you may be given a 12-month starter/probationary tenancy. We'll offer you an assured tenancy after 12 months if you've been a reliable tenant.

One of the first things written on your tenancy agreement is what type of tenancy it is.

If you're living in supported housing, you'll have a licence rather than a tenancy agreement. The terms of your licence will depend on where you're living.