Residential tenancies

Residential tenancies guidance:

A simpler way to rent property in Wales The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (RH(W)A 2016), received Royal Assent on 18th January 2016. The majority of RH(W)A 2016 is not...

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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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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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STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The changes address the issue of cases where a witness...

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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...

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

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This Agreement is made on [date] Date [insert date of agreement in its full format DD-Month-Year] Parties 1 [insert name of Landlord] whose address for service of...

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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease of the same...

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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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Through shared ownership (SO) the purchaser buys a share of the property and pays rent on the remainder. Additional shares can be bought and the equity share increased by...

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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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LR1. Date of the lease[insert the date in its full format DD-Month-Year] LR2. Title Number[s]LR2.1 Landlord's title number[s] [title numbers out of which this lease is...

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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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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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A landlord can only end an introductory tenancy by obtaining an order of the court for possession. The landlord has a mandatory right to possession and it is not...

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IMPORTANT — THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU WANT AND NOTHING YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO AGREE.YOU...

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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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IMPORTANT — THIS LEASE IS A LEGALLY BINDING DOCUMENT. BEFORE SIGNING IT YOU SHOULD READ IT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU DO WANT AND NOTHING...

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Application by party to lease for variation Any party to a long lease of a flat can make an application either to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (FTT), where...

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LR1. Date of the lease[insert the date in its full format DD-Month-Year] LR2. Title Number(s)LR2.1 Landlord's title number(s) [title numbers out of which this lease is...

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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 provides an overview of the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for the private rented sector that have come from the Energy Efficiency (Private...

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This Practice Note considers the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for the domestic private rented sector that have come from the Energy Efficiency (Private...

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This Practice Note considers the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for the domestic private rented sector that have come from the Energy Efficiency (Private...

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