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Protected shorthold tenancies

This content applies to England

This section looks at protected shorthold tenancies, which were created by the Housing Act 1980 and abolished by the Housing Act 1988.

The information in this section applies to protected shorthold tenancies that began before 15 January 1989. No new protected shorthold tenancies could be created on or after 15 January 1989.

What is a protected shorthold?

The protected shorthold tenancy, the conditions for protected shorthold tenancies, notices of protected shorthold tenancies, and rent levels. 

Ending a protected shorthold tenancy

How a protected shorthold tenancy can be ended. 

Grounds for possession

Grounds for possession that a landlord can use against a protected shorthold tenant. 

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