A summary of types of private residential tenancies
A summary of types of private residential tenancies

The following Property practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A summary of types of private residential tenancies
  • Regulated tenancies
  • Rent and rent review
  • Security of tenure
  • Exceptions
  • Assured tenancies
  • Rent and rent review
  • Security of tenure
  • Exceptions
  • Assured shorthold tenancies
  • More...

A summary of types of private residential tenancies

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:

  1. proceedings for possession

  2. forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent

  3. a landlord's right to exercise Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) and enforcement agents taking control of goods

  4. service of various notices to recover possession of residential properties

  5. practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

  6. insolvency legislation of both a permanent and temporary nature

For further information and guidance, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for property.

Code of practice: The UK left the European Union and the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 ended free movement law in the UK on 31 December 2020. A grace period of six months began on 1 January 2021, during which time relevant aspects of free movement law have been saved to allow eligible EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The grace period ends on 30 June 2021. The Draft code of practice on right to rent: civil penalty scheme for landlords and their agents comes into force on 1st July 2021 and updates the previous code that was

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