ECOLE EUROPEENNE BRUXELLES II

Application to create a joint
tenancy with an existing tenant
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What is a joint tenancy?
A tenancy is a legally binding contract. It is therefore
important that all tenants who enter the contract
understand the terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions are
contained in New Charter’s
Tenancy Agreements. As an
existing tenant, you will already
be familiar with your Tenancy
Agreement. However, people
who you wish to create a joint
tenancy with should also
familiarise themselves with these
terms and conditions before they
apply.
A joint tenancy can be a tenancy between two and four joint
tenants. So, if you are currently a sole tenant you can apply to
have a joint tenancy with up to three other people.
It is important to remember that each tenant is jointly and severally
liable for the tenancy. This is a legal term which means that you
are collectively and individually responsible. For example, each
tenant is responsible for all the rent. A breach of tenancy by one
is the responsibility of all the tenants. Ending of the tenancy by
one ends the tenancy for all the tenants.
There must be trust and co-operation between tenants if the
tenancy is to work.
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Can I just add someone else
into my existing Tenancy
Agreement?
No. As a New Charter tenant you
must first end your existing tenancy
by giving 4 weeks notice to quit in
writing. On expiry of the 4 weeks notice,
we can then create a new tenancy. However, creating
any new tenancy is subject to the written consent of New
Charter.
Will I keep my preserved right to buy if I am
granted a new joint tenancy?
Yes.
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Will my Housing Benefit entitlement be affected?
Yes, it could be. If you are
applying for a joint tenancy with
someone other than your
partner, you will only be
entitled to Housing Benefit on
your share of the rent. In
these circumstances, each joint
tenant who wishes to apply for
Housing Benefit will need to
complete their own individual
application form.
Partners who are not recognised as couples under Housing Benefit
regulations will be affected in the same way.
Before you decide to apply for a joint tenancy, you can contact
the Housing Benefit Section of Tameside Council to find out how
your Housing Benefit claim may be affected. You can do this by
telephoning 0161 342 3709. You will need to supply details of
your rent, your income and the income of any proposed joint
tenant(s) to receive the right advice.
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Is a joint tenancy right for me?
There are many reasons why existing
tenants want to create joint tenancies
with other people. We recognise
that these reasons will be personal
to each individual.
However, if you are considering applying
for a joint tenancy for the following
reasons you may want to think again.
I want to provide security for a member of my family. I am
worried about what will happen to them if I die.
New Charter offers extensive succession rights if you die.
Section 10 of your Tenancy Agreement outlines these rights in
more detail. However, if you need further information about
succession and how it personally affects you and your family,
please contact your local Neighbourhood Management Officer.
I intend to exercise my preserved right to buy, and to do so
my partner needs to be a joint tenant.
This is not correct. You may share
the preserved right to buy with up
to three members of your family
(including partners and spouses)
who are not themselves tenants,
subject to certain requirements.
You can find out more information
about these requirements by
contacting our Right to Buy team on
0161 331 2000.
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Can anyone apply to become a joint tenant?
Yes. However, as a tenant you do not have any legal right
to change your tenancy in this way. You will need the
Landlord’s written consent under New
Charter’s policy on creating joint
tenancies with existing tenants.
If you are thinking of applying to
create a joint tenancy with
someone else, then you need to
consider the following:
1.
Joint tenancies can only be
created between an existing tenant
and members of their family as
follows:
The tenant’s spouse or civil partner, providing they occupy the
property as their only or principal home and can provide a
copy of their marriage or civil partnership certificate.
The tenant’s partner (including non-heterosexual relationships),
providing they occupy the property as their only or principal
home and can provide evidence that they have been living
with the tenant for the last 12 months.
Any other member of the tenant’s family (for example, son,
mother, aunt or nephew), providing they occupy the property
as their only or principal home and can provide evidence that
they have been living with the tenant for the last 12 months.
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2.
If you are in rent arrears or have other outstanding debts to
New Charter, we may refuse your application.
Before a decision is made, we will consider
your individual debt under our Debt Policy
and Anti-Poverty Strategy.
3.
If you are in breach of any of your
existing tenancy conditions, any
application to create a joint tenancy will
be refused. However, you can reapply
once the breach is put right to our
satisfaction.
4. If there is a history of relationship breakdown between you
and the person(s) you wish to create a joint tenancy with, we
may refuse your application.
5. We will refuse your application if you are overcrowding the
property.
6. We will refuse your application if you are under-occupying the
property by more than one bedroom.
7.
If your current property is classed as
“suitable for elderly residents only”,
and the person(s) you wish to create
a joint tenancy with does not meet
the necessary age criteria, we will
refuse your application.
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8. Everyone who applies for a joint tenancy must be aged 18 or
over. New Charter will consider
applications from minors aged 16 or 17
providing it can be independently
proven the joint tenancy is
necessary for the minor.
9. If the person(s) you wish to
create a joint tenancy with does
not qualify for accommodation
under our Allocations Policy, we
will refuse your application.
10.If the person(s) you wish to create a
joint tenancy with is not a U.K. resident and does not meet the
habitual residence test requirements, your application will be
refused.
If you need further information or wish to discuss any of
the points raised in more detail, please contact your local
Neighbourhood Management Officer on 0161 331 2400.
You can also visit any of our Customer Advice Centres in
Ashton, Denton, Hyde or Stalybridge.
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Please complete, detach and return
the application form
Registered Office: Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AT
tel 0161 331 2000 fax 0161 331 2001
www.newcharter.co.uk
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You should seek your own independent legal advice if
you are concerned about how your rights may be
affected as an existing tenant, once you apply to create a
joint tenancy with someone else. You can do this by
contacting the local Citizens Advice Bureau, Law Centre
or a Solicitor.
0161 331 2000
0161 331 2000
0161 331 2000
0161 331 2000
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First name
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for the last 5 years
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Are you currently occupying the tenant’s property as your only or principal home?
Are you a British Citizen or Commonwealth Citizen with the right of abode in the UK?
If the answer is ‘no’ to question B, do you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence or an offence that threatened the local community
or been given an anti-social behaviour order?
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In the last 5 years have you ever been the tenant of a registered social landlord or council? YES/NO
If yes, then please provide name and address of each landlord
Surname
8. Proposed second new tenant
YES/NO
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Are you currently occupying the tenant’s property as your only or principal home?
Are you a British Citizen or Commonwealth Citizen with the right of abode in the UK?
If the answer is ‘no’ to question B, do you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence or an offence that threatened the local community
or been given an anti-social behaviour order?
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In the last 5 years have you ever been the tenant of a registered social landlord or council? YES/NO
If yes, then please provide name and address of each landlord
Surname
7. Proposed first new tenant
To be completed by the person(s) who are not currently the tenant(s) and want to join in the tenancy.
NB: There can be a maximum of 4 people to any New Charter tenancy.
PART B
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YES/NO
6. Excluding yourself, how many people do you want to have a joint tenancy with?
5. Are you occupying this property as your only principal home?
Surname
Is this person
Relationship to Is this person currently
tenant e.g. husband currently registered on
living at this New Charter’s
/wife/partner/son/
daughter
property?
Housing
Waiting list?
4. Household details - Please include everyone who is currently living with you or intends to move in if this
application is approved.
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1. Full Name(s) of all existing tenant(s)
Part A
Part A must be completed by the current New Charter tenant(s).
Part B must be completed by the person(s) who is not currently a New Charter tenant, but wants
to join in the tenancy.
Part C must be completed by all parties (i.e. those people who completed Part A and B).
This form is in three parts:
Application form to create a joint tenancy with an existing tenant
It is important that you read the following information
before you complete the attached application form. The
information contained in this booklet answers some of the
general questions about creating joint tenancies. It also
includes details about our policy on creating joint
tenancies with existing tenants.
This form is in three parts:
Part A must be completed by the current New Charter tenant(s).
Part B must be completed by the person(s) who is not currently a New Charter tenant, but wants
to join in the tenancy.
Part C must be completed by all parties (i.e. those people who completed Part A and B).
Part A
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1. Full Name(s) of all existing tenant(s)
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3. Telephone number (home, work and/or mobile)
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4. Household details - Please include everyone who is currently living with you or intends to move in if this
application is approved.
Surname
First name
D.O.B
Age
N.I. No
(if aged 16 or over)
Is this person
Relationship to Is this person currently
tenant e.g. husband currently registered on
living at this New Charter’s
/wife/partner/son/
daughter
property?
Housing
Waiting list?
5. Are you occupying this property as your only principal home?
YES/NO
6. Excluding yourself, how many people do you want to have a joint tenancy with?
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PART B
To be completed by the person(s) who are not currently the tenant(s) and want to join in the tenancy.
NB: There can be a maximum of 4 people to any New Charter tenancy.
7. Proposed first new tenant
Surname
First name
Current & previous addresses
for the last 5 years
Period of residence
Date from
Date to
In the last 5 years have you ever been the tenant of a registered social landlord or council? YES/NO
If yes, then please provide name and address of each landlord
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Are you currently occupying the tenant’s property as your only or principal home?
Are you a British Citizen or Commonwealth Citizen with the right of abode in the UK?
If the answer is ‘no’ to question B, do you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence or an offence that threatened the local community
or been given an anti-social behaviour order?
E Are you currently subject to any criminal proceedings?
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
8. Proposed second new tenant
Surname
First name
Current & previous addresses
for the last 5 years
Period of residence
Date from
Date to
In the last 5 years have you ever been the tenant of a registered social landlord or council? YES/NO
If yes, then please provide name and address of each landlord
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Are you currently occupying the tenant’s property as your only or principal home?
Are you a British Citizen or Commonwealth Citizen with the right of abode in the UK?
If the answer is ‘no’ to question B, do you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence or an offence that threatened the local community
or been given an anti-social behaviour order?
E Are you currently subject to any criminal proceedings?
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
9. Proposed third new tenant
Surname
Current & previous addresses
for the last 5 years
First name
Period of residence
Date from
Date to
In the last 5 years have you ever been the tenant of a registered social landlord or council? YES/NO
If yes, then please provide name and address of each landlord
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Are you currently occupying the tenant’s property as your only or principal home?
Are you a British Citizen or Commonwealth Citizen with the right of abode in the UK?
If the answer is ‘no’ to question B, do you have indefinite leave to remain in the UK?
Have you been convicted of a criminal offence or an offence that threatened the local community
or been given an anti-social behaviour order?
E Are you currently subject to any criminal proceedings?
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
YES/NO
PART C
To be completed by all person(s) requesting joint tenancy.
I declare that I have read the notes, which accompany this Application Form regarding
New Charter’s policy on creating joint tenancies.
I hereby certify that all the particulars on this form are true and understand that it is an offence
to make a false statement. Furthermore, if a new tenancy is granted to me and/or others as a
result of me (or someone acting on my behalf), knowingly or recklessly making a false statement,
New Charter is entitled to seek possession of my home in accordance with Ground 17 of the
Housing Act 1988.
Signature of all current tenant(s)
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Signature of all proposed new tenants
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Registered Office: Cavendish 249, Cavendish Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7AT
tel 0161 331 2000 fax 0161 331 2001
www.newcharter.co.uk
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