Council tenancy

As a tenant you will have one of two types of tenancy with us:

  • Introductory tenancy
  • Secure tenancy

A copy of your tenancy is available here (NSDC tenancy agreement (PDF File, 863kb)) – this is a legal contract. 

Tenancy Agreement Table of Changes February 2020 (PDF File, 536kb)

Tenant responsibilities include:

  • Paying your rent in full and on time to maintain a clear rent account
  • To report repairs needed to you home
  • To live in your property as your only or main home
  • Not to be a nuisance


Tenant Rights include:

  • The right to make alterations, improvements or adaptations to the property and it is essential that you obtain written permission from us before doing any of the work
  • The right to have repairs done within published time limits
  • The right to exchange your home with another Newark and Sherwood District Council tenant, any other council tenant or a tenant of a housing association
  • The right to buy 

For more detail please refer to the tenancy agreement


Newark and Sherwood District Council responsibilities include:

  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Providing advice and assistance on your tenancy
  • Investing in your property
  • Maintenance of communal and estate facilities
  • Provide access and information on your rent account