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Housing Association

Leeds City Council partners with various housing associations and affordable housing providers across Leeds. Housing association properties provide homes for:

  • families
  • young people
  • people living on their own
  • couples or sharers
  • homeless people
  • ex-offenders
  • people fleeing domestic violence
  • older or disabled people
  • people with mental health, substance misuse problems or learning disabilities

Apply for a housing association

View a list of local housing associations on the Leeds Directory

Some housing associations offer affordable homes for sale through help to buy schemes such as shared ownership.

Find more information about housing associations on GOV.UK

Your rights and responsibilities depend on the type of tenancy you have.

Your tenancy agreement is a legal document that tells you all the rules about living in your property.

New housing association tenants may be offered a starter tenancy. These usually last 12 months and are like a ‘trial’ period.  You become an assured or fixed term tenant after 12 months, unless your housing association has either:

  • started action to evict you
  • extended your starter tenancy

At the end of your starter tenancy you’ll be offered either:

  • an assured tenancy - meaning you can normally live in your property for the rest of your life
  • a fixed-term tenancy - usually lasting for at least 5 years (your landlord will decide whether it’s renewed)

You rights may include:

  • buying your home
  • having your home repaired
  • swapping your home with another council or housing association tenant

Your tenancy can be ended if:

  • you give the housing association 4 weeks’ notice in writing
  • the housing association evicts you
  • you transfer your tenancy to someone else or swap homes
  • the housing association needs to move you (eg to redevelop your property) - it should offer you a new property
Last updated: 7/20/2023