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Secure tenancies

This content applies to England

This section explains the law regarding secure tenancies and licences.

What is a secure tenancy?

The definition of a secure tenancy and a secure licence, and how to identify each. 

Tenancies that cannot be secure

Tenancies that cannot be secure even when they fulfil the conditions of a secure tenancy. 

Duration of secure tenancies

The duration of fixed-term, periodic and statutory periodic secure tenancies. 

Rights of secure tenants

Additional statutory rights of secure tenants. 

Varying terms of the tenancy

Statutory restrictions on varying the terms of a secure tenancy. 

Assignment and succession

Secure tenants' rights to assignment and succession. 

Ending a secure tenancy

How a landlord or tenant can end a secure tenancy. 

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