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Assured tenancies

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Information about assured tenancies .

The Housing Act 1988 created two forms of tenancy from 15 January 1989: the assured tenancy and the assured shorthold tenancy (which is a type of assured tenancy). This section looks at the law surrounding assured tenancies, including the definition of an assured tenancy and details of which tenancies cannot be assured. It briefly considers tenancy agreements, and gives details on how assured tenancies can be ended.

What is an assured tenancy?

The definition of an assured tenancy. 

Types of assured tenancy

Fixed-term and periodic assured tenancies. 

Tenancies that cannot be assured

Tenancies that cannot be assured. 

Unfair terms

Assured tenancy agreements, in particular, the use of unfair terms. 

Assignment and succession

The rules on assignment and succession for assured tenancies. 

Ending an assured tenancy

How an assured tenancy can be brought to an end - information on ending different type of assured tenancy. 

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