Your council tenancy
Sub-letting your home
You can rent the whole house to another person for a period of time – for instance, if you are going to be working abroad for a few months or serving a prison sentence. You retain the tenancy of the property and responsibility for it and you will have a home to go to when you return.
If you want to sub-let your home, you should contact us. We will want to know details of who you intend to sub-let to, and the rent to be charged. You must get our written permission before you can go ahead.
As the tenant you will still be responsible for maintaining the property in good condition and for paying the rent.
Permission to sub-let will not usually be withheld unless there is a very good reason to do so.