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Introductory tenancies

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The law concerning introductory tenancies. Rights of introductory tenants and the ways introductory tenancies can end. This section should be read in conjunction with the Secure tenancies section.

What is an introductory tenancy?

Introductory tenancy schemes. 

Tenancies that will be introductory

Types of occupation that can be introductory tenancies. 

Tenancies that cannot be introductory

Tenancies that cannot be introductory, and the situations in which a tenancy would cease to be introductory during the trial period. 

Duration of introductory tenancies

How long introductory tenancies last and how they can be extended. 

Rights of introductory tenancies

The rights available to introductory tenants. Introductory tenants have some rights in common with secure tenants, but some rights available to secure tenants are denied to introductory tenants. 

Rights not available to introductory tenants

Rights that are not available to introductory tenants. Introductory tenants have some rights in common with secure tenants, but some rights available to secure tenants are denied to introductory tenants. 

Ending an introductory tenancy

How a landlord and tenant can end an introductory tenancy 

Possible defences and challenges

Possible defences to possession of introductory tenancy. 

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