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As a tenant you have certain rights. These vary according to whether you are a council or housing association (Green Vale Homes) tenant or in private rented accommodation. When you become a tenant of Green Vale Homes your rights are set out in the tenancy agreement as follows:


  • Your tenancy is "assured" with all Green Vale Homes.
  • You have the right to buy your home
  • You take in lodgers
  • You can make any improvements to your home
  • You can exchange properties with another tenant;
  • You could be paid for some improvements that you have made (if you move house)
  • You can manage your estate through local organisations
  • Green Vale Homes must give you information about how it runs the homes it owns.
  • You are entitled to live in a “decent home”


What is assured tenancy?

Rights set out in Housing Act 1988, 1996 plus additional rights contract (tenancy agreement). The Housing Corporation oversees the work of housing associations (registered social landlords) and ensures that additions rights are given to assured tenants as per Tenants Charter.



You’re Tenancy Agreement.

You should have received this in a small binder when you became a Green Vale Home tenant in Bacup or Stacksteads. This booklet will explain in depth your entitlement living your home. You are entitled to all of the services listed above as long as you do not break your tenancy agreement.


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Do you believe Green Vale Homes manages your homes well?

Do you believe you should have a greater say in the standard of service you deserve as a tenant?
What would you think if you were told that as a tenant you could become part of that management process?
Bacup and Stacksteads TMO believes that as tenants we have the ultimate in experience when it comes to our own homes. We live in them.


Social housing is changing focus within the UK and Bacup and Stacksteads TMO is the only tenant organisation in Rossendale with the determination to Work for a better future and better standard of service for every resident.


The only way we can do this is by driving towards to "Right to manage"


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