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Legal Jargon Buster - Tenancy Types

What are the different types of Tenancy?

Assured shorthold tenancy - a private-sector residential tenancy for a minimum period of 6 months.  You have no right to stay at the end of the tenancy period if your Landlord has given you valid notice to leave.

Assured tenancy - often used by public-sector Landlords, an assured tenancy gives you greater rights to stay at the end of the agreed tenancy period.

Tenancy - a contract between a Tenant and their Landlord.  This contract can be written or verbal.  In England and Wales there is no law to say that Landlords have to provide a written tenancy agreement, it is always a good idea to ask for one, even if the Landlord is a friend or family member.

If you would like advice about tenancies, as either a Landlord or Tenant, please contact Oliver Richardson in our Property Team.


Written By: Feona L Horton

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