As joint tenants you are individually responsible for the whole of the tenancy, for example, if any rent payments are missed, one or all of the joint tenants can be held responsible for the money due. This applies to all of the conditions of tenancy. If you leave the property you are still responsible for the tenancy until you sign to terminate the tenancy or assign it.
If you are a joint tenant, the whole tenancy will end if you, or the other tenant, end the tenancy on their own. The council does not legally have to allow the other tenant to stay in the property but we will not end their tenancy without a good reason. If you are a joint tenant but have left your council home, please contact your area housing office for advice on how to remove your name from the tenancy.
Tel: (01482) 393939