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Tenancies that will be introductory

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Types of occupation that can be introductory tenancies.

If a local authority or housing action trust adopts an introductory tenancy scheme, it must apply the scheme to all new tenancies of its housing stock, unless the tenant was a secure tenant or an assured tenant of a private registered provider of social housing immediately before.[1]

The introductory regime provisions also apply to new licences granted to occupy dwelling houses (see What is a secure tenancy for the definition of a dwelling-house). However, the provisions do not apply to temporary licences granted to squatters,[2] or to any other licence that could not be a secure licence (see What is a secure tenancy).

[1] s.124(2) Housing Act 1996.

[2] s.126(2) Housing Act 1996.

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