Residential tenancies

Residential tenancies guidance:

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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This Practice Note explains the criteria for assured tenancies (AT) and assured shorthold tenancies (AST) and the exceptions to those criteria, the main terms of AT and...

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This Practice Note explains the different methods of termination by landlords and tenants of assured tenancies (AT) and assured shorthold tenancies (AST), in particular...

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For guidance on the CPR procedure for residential property let on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), see Practice Note: Assured and assured shorthold...

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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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Demotion A secure tenancy can be demoted to a 12-month probationary tenancy if the tenant has engaged in housing related anti-social conduct or has used the property for...

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A family intervention tenancy (FIT) falls within the category of excluded tenancies under the Housing Acts 1985 (HA 1985) and 1988 (HA 1988) as they are terminable on...

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CPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrants As of 6 April 2014 the existing Rules of the Supreme Court (RSC) and County Court Rules (CCR) rules governing writs and...

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Types of claims These types of claims fall into three categories. Category I Claims for the recovery of land, including a possession claim under CPR 55 where one of the...

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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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‘HMOs are, or are usually, domestic premises originally designed for occupation by one family, which have been converted for occupation by a number of separate families...

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HMO licensing is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. Licensing is either mandatory under Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) or...

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Mandatory licensing Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) places a duty on a local housing authority (LHA) to effectively implement mandatory licensing in their...

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Enforcement of the HMO licensing regime is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. See Practice Notes: Houses in multiple occupation...

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STOP PRESS: The Housing and Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016, although the provisions relating to recovering possession of abandoned premises set...

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