Assured and assured shorthold tenancies

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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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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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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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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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Part 2 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) implements various measures to improve the way housing is managed, by enhancing the power of a local housing...

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This Practice Note sets out the requirements imposed on private sector landlords as set out in the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, SI...

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019), in force from 1 June 2019, prohibits landlords and letting agents from requiring tenants of certain residential tenancies in England...

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A rent review clause contained in an assured tenancy is superseded by the statutory provisions governing rent increases where the contractual term ends, and a statutory...

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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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This Practice Note considers the potential status of a residential tenancy granted to a company and the potential status of any individual occupants authorised by that...

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This Practice Note addresses some of the common issues encountered when serving a break notice. A break notice is a contractual notice. Therefore, whilst some general...

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STOP PRESS: On 14 December 2017 the Law Commission announced its 13th Programme of Law Reform. The areas chosen for review include the increased regulation of managing...

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Introduction A site that is ripe for redevelopment can also be laden with different interests, with varying degrees of legal protection. Landlords that are looking to...

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The general common law principle is that when a lease comes to an end any underlease automatically terminates. Consensual termination—surrender and merger Statute...

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