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Regulated (protected) tenancies

This content applies to England

The law governing regulated tenancies. 

Although 'regulated' is the correct name for these types of tenancy, they are commonly referred to as 'protected' tenancies. Strictly speaking, a protected tenancy is one stage of a regulated tenancy.

What is a regulated tenancy?

How to recognise a regulated tenancy. 

Tenancies excluded from protection

Tenancies that are excluded from the protection of the Rent Act 1977. 

Assignment and succession

Assignment and succession rights to regulated tenancies. 

Ending a contractual protected tenancy

Information about the contractual stage of a regulated tenancy. 

Ending a statutory tenancy: discretionary grounds

For the court to order possession on one of the following grounds the landlord must prove that the ground exists and the court must be satisfied that is reasonable to order possession. 

Ending a statutory tenancy: mandatory grounds

In order to obtain a possession order on one of the mandatory grounds the landlord need only prove that the ground exists, s/he does not need to prove that it is reasonable to order possession. 

Tenant ending a statutory tenancy

How a tenant can end her/his statutory tenancy. 

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