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Basic principles of security of tenure

This content applies to England

An explanation of security of tenure. The different types of tenure.

What is security of tenure?

Defining security of tenure. Categories of occupier. 

What is a tenancy?

Definition and key elements of a tenancy. 

What is a licence?

Definition and key elements of a licence. 

Tenancy and licence agreements

Tenancy and licence agreements can be verbal or written and cannot remove any rights granted by Acts of Parliament. 

Information about a landlord's identity

Provisions governing the right of tenants to receive information about the landlord. 

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