417 Statutory periodic tenancy

417 Statutory periodic tenancy

If a contractual, fixed term assured tenancy is brought to an end, other than by an order of the court or by surrender, a periodic assured tenancy will arise and this is defined by the Housing Act 1988 as a ‘statutory periodic tenancy’1. The statutory periodic tenancy differs from the statutory tenancy arising under the Rent Act 19772 or the Rent (Agriculture) Act 19763 in a number of ways.

The Housing Act 1988 adopts the same concept for continuation of the tenancy as the Landlord and Tenant Act 19544 which