Tenancy

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The difference between types of residential tenancies depends on when the tenancy was granted and the legislation in force at that time. There are four main types of...

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Assignment Assignment is the transfer of the interest in the tenancy to another person. Assignment of a secure periodic tenancy is prohibited except in three situations:...

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Agreement creating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (England only) Important: This is a legally binding document. Please read it carefully to ensure that it contains...

Precedents

England The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service Charge Residential...

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Regulated tenancies (also known as protected, statutory or fair rent tenancies) were the principal form of private sector tenancy of residential property granted under...

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What is a flexible tenancy? Introduced by the Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011), flexible tenancies can be granted by a local authority (LA) where: • the tenant has previously...

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Secure tenancyIntroductory tenancyFlexible tenancy TermA permanent tenancy. If the terms of the tenancy are not broken the tenancy will continue until ended by either...

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This Practice Note explains that under the Housing Act 1985 (HA 1985) a landlord seeking to obtain possession of a property let on a secure tenancy must obtain a court...

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The acts and decisions of Private Registered Providers (PRPs) of social housing (formerly in England, and still in Wales) and Registered Social Landlords...

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The Regulator of Social Housing Social housing is regulated under Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (HRA 2008). Until 1 October 2018, under HRA 2008, s 92A,...

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The level of rent which a tenant must pay is determined by the tenancy agreement between the landlord and the tenant and which governs the legal relationship between...

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Background—the 'right to rent' scheme The 'right to rent' scheme (the scheme) was introduced by the Immigration Act 2014 (IA 2014) as a means to prevent persons with no...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Act 2018 (ST(VDA)A 2018) received Royal Assent on 10 May 2018 and once in force it will require LHAs...

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Notice before forfeiture To: [insert full name of Tenant] of [insert address] [incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [insert company...

Precedents

Secure tenancy Secure tenancies are the most common form of tenancies provided by local authorities. A secure tenancy exists when: • the property is a dwelling house...

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Excluded tenancies A tenancy or licence cannot be secure if it falls within one of the exceptions: • long leases • introductory tenancies • demoted tenancies • property...

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This Practice Note provides guidance upon the tenancy condition, which must be satisfied in order for a tenant to have security of tenure pursuant to section 79 of the...

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A family intervention tenancy (FIT) is a tenancy of a dwelling house granted instead of an assured or secure tenancy to a tenant who has been (or could have been) the...

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Secure tenancy Secure tenancies are the most common form of tenancies provided by local authorities. A secure tenancy exists when: • the property is a dwelling house • it...

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