Following the commencement of the Housing Act 1996 Chapter II1 on 28 February 1997 and, specifically, Section 19A, the basic requirements for the creation of an assured shorthold tenancy changed substantially. The provisions of Section 19A are not retrospective. For tenancies granted on or after 28 February 1997 otherwise than pursuant to a contract made before that date, the position is this:
the tenancy must be capable of being an assured tenancy within the meaning of Section 1 of the Housing Act 19882;
there is no longer any
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