The Corporation is responsible for maintenance of your leased BHC house for your comfort and enjoyment as well as to its restore value. When moving into a BHC house it is important to...Read more...
CALL CENTER NUMBER: 1167 or 3159902
All interested applicants are required to further provide the following:
In addition to the above, citizen controlled companies are required to provide the following:
Your lease agreement is an important legal document. It sets out the terms and conditions of your tenancy and the rights and responsibilities of both Landlord and Tenant. If you do not keep to the terms of the agreement, you may lose your home.
Below is a list of the main items of this agreement:
You may as well opt to end your tenancy before the fixed term ends: in this case, you must give the landlord (BHC) at least a one (1) calendar month notice as provided for in the lease agreement.
If you breach any of the terms of the tenancy agreement, BHC can seek possession of the property using the grounds for regaining possession as stated under part below (Grounds for BHC regaining possession of its property).
Some of the grounds in which BHC can use to evict a tenant are as follows
Rent is paid monthly in advance for individual and quarterly in advance for corporates.
You can pay your rent in a numbers of ways but monthly by Direct Debit/Salary Deductions are our preferred methods. These are the most reliable forms of payment: they save you from having to remember to make payments on the right dates and can be automatically amended to reflect changes in rent. There is a presumption for all new tenancies that rent will be paid by Direct Debit.
It is important that you pay your rent or any amounts due to the landlord (BHC) for example chargeable maintenance on time but we will deal with you fairly if you fall behind and will take account of any specific difficulties you may be facing. However, we will not ignore arrears of rent/chargeable maintenance, because this would increase the cost of managing and maintaining our housing for everyone else.
If you know you are going to have difficulty paying the rent/chargeable maintenance or you have received a letter from us saying you owe rent, you should contact us immediately on the number shown on your rent demand or arrears notice.
If you do not pay off arrears on your account in an agreed way, particularly if they continue to grow, we will start legal proceedings to get back the money you owe in accordance with the terms of your agreement. In serious cases, where you make no attempt to clear or reduce the arrears at an agreed rate, we will ask the Courts for an order to repossess your home.
We tell you this so that you know what rent arrears can lead to and to encourage you to talk to us at an early stage so we do not need to take legal action.
Most of our repairs are carried out as part of a planned maintenance cycle. For example we aim to do major decorations/repairs every five years and will often carry out a survey of properties prior to this.
You will be notified in advance of when such repairs are planned so you can agree access arrangements and highlight any maintenance work that you believe is required.
Where repairs become necessary outside this planned cycle, you should notify our call center (Tel: 3159902 cell/landline or 1167 landline only) and let them know the following:
The full list of chargeable maintenance items can be requested from our maintenance department
We expect you to live in the property as your principal home and not use it to run any form of business or for any activity that is not consistent with a private domestic residence. You must not allow the property to become overcrowded or to be used for any illegal or immoral purpose.
You are responsible for the behavior of people who live with you or visit you. This responsibility covers behavior in your home, and in the locality. You, or they, must not:
You are strongly advised to take out your own home contents insurance, as the BHC building insurance will not cover the cost for replacing your personal belongings if they are damaged or stolen.