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Demoted tenancies

This content applies to England

How landlords can regain possession of a demoted tenancy, and how tenants may be able to defend a possession claim.

Definition and features of demoted tenancies

Types of demoted tenancy, how demotion affects a tenancy, conditions which must be satisfied for a demotion order, and rules for serving a demotion notice. 

Tenant defences against demotion claims

Possible defences against the making of a demotion order. 

Landlord or tenant ends an LA demoted tenancy

How a local authority/housing action trust demoted tenancy can end. 

Landlord or tenant ends a PRPSH demoted tenancy

How a PRPSH demoted tenancy can end. 

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