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When an assured shorthold tenancy agreement is signed and dated but has no start or end date, is this a valid AST or a periodic tenancy?

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Produced in partnership with Tom Stewart Coats of XXIV Old Buildings
Published on LexisPSL on 09/03/2017

The following Property Q&A produced in partnership with Tom Stewart Coats of XXIV Old Buildings provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • When an assured shorthold tenancy agreement is signed and dated but has no start or end date, is this a valid AST or a periodic tenancy?

When an assured shorthold tenancy agreement is signed and dated but has no start or end date, is this a valid AST or a periodic tenancy?

We have limited this Q&A to cover:

  1. a tenancy agreement granted on or after 28 February 1997

  2. a tenancy where (1) no notice has been served stating that the tenancy is not an AST, and (2) it is not written in the agreement that it is not an AST

A tenancy of a dwelling house let as a separate dwelling was automatically an assured tenancy if all of the following criteria were met:

  1. the tenant (or if joint tenants at least one

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