Tenancies that are not secure
Tenancies that are not secure

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

  • Tenancies that are not secure
  • Excluded tenancies
  • Long leases
  • Introductory tenancies
  • Demoted tenancies
  • Property related to employment
  • Land acquired for development
  • Temporary accommodation for the homeless
  • Family intervention tenancies
  • Asylum seekers
  • More...

Tenancies that are not secure

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health England, has produced non-statutory guidance to support landlords with allocating social homes. The guidance contains information on how local authorities and housing associations consider using existing homes that become available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The government makes clear that allocation by local housing authorities continues to be governed by Part 6 of the Housing Act 1996 and authorities must have regard to statutory guidance. See further: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—social housing tracker — Government guidance and LNB News 28/04/2020 53.

Excluded tenancies

A tenancy or licence cannot be secure if it falls within one of the exceptions:

  1. long leases

  2. introductory tenancies

  3. demoted tenancies

  4. property occupied in connection with employment

  5. land acquired for development

  6. accommodation for homeless

  7. family intervention tenancies

  8. accommodation for asylum seekers

  9. accommodation for people with temporary protection

  10. temporary accommodation for people taking up employment

  11. private sector leasing

  12. temporary accommodation during works

  13. agricultural holdings

  14. licensed premises

  15. student lettings

  16. business tenancies

  17. almhouses

Long leases

A long lease is one that is granted for a period exceeding 21 years. If a long leaseholder remains after the end of the lease without any new tenancy

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