A periodic tenancy is a tenancy agreement that has no end date. All new tenants who sign a State Tenancy Agreement with the department have a periodic tenancy.
The department will regularly review tenants to determine if their household has a continued need for housing assistance.
When are tenancies reviewed?
All households will be reviewed regularly to see if they have improved their circumstances and no longer have a need for ongoing housing assistance.
What happens during the eligibility for housing review?
The department will write to you when it is time for your eligibility for housing review. You will be asked to supply the department with your household and income details to allow the department to review your continued need for housing assistance.
If you do not provide your household and income information, the department may determine that your household is ineligible for continued housing assistance and serve a Notice to Leave.
What if the eligibility for housing assistance review determines that I have a continued need for housing assistance?
If you have a continued need for housing assistance, your tenancy will continue. However your household will continue to be regularly reviewed.
What happens if the department determines that I do not have a continued need for housing assistance?
If you do not have a continued need, the department will require you to vacate the property and transition into the private rental market or home ownership.
What if my circumstances change after I am no longer receiving housing assistance
If your circumstances change after you have moved out of your property you can reapply for housing assistance.