Before you start

This form is for Lambeth Housing tenants only. If you're a housing association tenant or you rent privately, you need to apply to join the housing register

Joint applicants must be aged 18 or over and people who you want to have an equal share in a tenancy with you.

Joint tenancies have some advantages:

  • all the joint tenants are equally responsible for the rent and other charges
  • all the joint tenants are equally responsible for meeting the tenancy conditions
  • all the joint tenants of a property share equal tenancy rights
  • if a joint tenant dies, then the tenancy continues for the other joint tenants.

But they also have some disadvantages:

  • one joint tenant can end a tenancy without the other joint tenants knowing or agreeing
  • all the joint tenants are responsible individually and together for paying the rent, and for any amount that is owed.

Up to four adults can become joint tenants of one property. All the people entering into a joint tenancy must qualify to join the housing register or the transfer list.

In applications for a joint tenancy of a sheltered dwelling, all those who apply must qualify for sheltered housing.

We have the discretion to refuse to give a joint tenancy.