Joint tenancy

All Scottish secure tenants and short Scottish secure tenants are entitled to a joint tenancy.

If you wish to become joint tenants you must both be living in the property as your only or principal home.

If you are a single tenant and want to add another person to the tenancy you would both need to sign a new tenancy agreement.

Your Right to Buy would not be affected providing you were not moving house and continue as the tenant.

Joint tenants are both liable for all the responsibilities under the tenancy agreement. Both tenants are jointly and individually responsible for rent payments and for any rent arrears that may accrue.

We will not unreasonably refuse permission for joint tenancy, but we may refuse if we have:

  • served notice on you warning we may seek eviction because of your conduct, or
  • an order for your eviction
  • other reasonable grounds