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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 in assured tenancy agreements

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

How an assured tenancy can end

How an assured tenancy can be brought to an end. 

Applying for possession of an assured tenancy

How a landlord can apply for possession of an assured tenancy. 

Grounds for possession for assured tenancies

The court cannot make an order for possession unless the landlord proves that s/he has a ground (or reason) for possession. 

Assured tenancies possession during the fixed term

Grounds which can be used during a fixed term. 

Mandatory grounds for possession of assured tenancies

The mandatory grounds for possession of assured tenancies including the mandatory ground for ASB. 

Discretionary grounds for possession of assured tenancies

The discretionary grounds for possession of assured tenancies. 

Possession orders the court can make

Orders the court can make in possession proceedings for assured tenancies and the status of the tenant after the order. 

Assured tenancies assignment and succession

The rules on assignment and succession for assured tenancies. 

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