Find out more about your tenancy, your handbook, finding a smaller home, changing your tenancy and information about mutual exchanges.
Welcome to your tenant handbook. We hope you will find this information helpful.See more
Finding a smaller home
There is a large demand for family homes in Dorset and Somerset for people with children who need to live and work in their local area.If you or someone you know is interested in moving to a smaller Magna home, why don’t you give us a call to talk about your housing needs and the support available to help you move?See more
Repossession and eviction
We will only take legal action to evict tenants or licence holders after all reasonable methods of obtaining adherence to the occupancy agreement have failed, as set out in the repossession and eviction policy and the eviction procedure. Eviction is used only as a last resort and is subject to the authority of senior members of staff.See more
Changing your tenancy
You may have a sole tenancy or a joint tenancy. This page explains how you can change your tenancy, either from a sole tenancy to a joint tenancy or from a joint tenancy to a sole tenancy. It also explains when and how a sole tenancy can be assigned.See more
Sometimes things change and you would rather be living in a different house. Maybe your job has changed and you’d rather be in a different town? Or maybe your children have grown up and you’d rather live in a smaller house?See more
Do I need insurance on my property?
For the majority of properties, we are responsible for insuring the structure of your home against major risks such as fire, flood, subsidence and storm damage. Insurance does not cover the cost of replacing elements that are damaged as a result of ‘wear and tear’.See more
Considering taking in a lodger?
If you are affected by the under-occupancy charge, you may wish to consider taking in a lodger. Having a lodger could avoid the council deducting the under-occupancy charge. A lodger will be taken into account and will be deemed to be part of your household.See more