Converted contracts: temporary accommodation
Converted standard contracts in temporary accommodation quick links:
If you moved into emergency or temporary accommodation before 1 December 2022 because you are homeless then you might have a converted standard occupation contract, a ‘license’ or ‘common law’ tenancy. Select the option below which applies to you to find out what kind of renting agreement you have.
If neither of the options below apply to you then you probably have a licence or common law tenancy.
If you live in Bed and Breakfast accommodation that is privately owned and managed, you will not have an occupation contract. Please visit our Temporary accommodation: licences and common law tenancies advice page.
My landlord is the council and they have accepted a 'duty to secure' accommodation
If your landlord is the council and the homelessness team accepted a duty to secure accommodation (often referred to as a ‘section 75 duty’) before 1 December then you may have a converted standard occupation contract.
I live in housing association accommodation or privately rented accommodation (not B&B) and moved in before 1 Dec 2022
If the council have placed you in housing association accommodation or privately rented accommodation that is not classed as Bed and Breakfast then your renting agreement may convert to a standard occupation contract on 1 Dec 2023.