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Notices: Other types of tenancy

This content applies to England

An overview of notice requirements for types of tenancies and licences not otherwise covered in the Notices section.

exclamationFrom 27 March 2020 to 20 September 2020, ongoing possession proceedings were suspended to protect tenants and homeowners from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. See COVID-19 and housing for full details.

Family intervention tenancies

To end a family intervention tenancy:

  • a local authority landlord must serve a notice of intent (see Requirements for more details) followed by a notice to quit (NTQ)
  • a private registered providers of social housing (PRPSH) landlord must serve only an NTQ (see Termination by a PRPSH for more details).

For more information about the requirements for a valid NTQ see Notices to quit: Landlords.

Protected shorthold tenancies

To end a protected shorthold tenancy a landlord must serve three-month's notice in writing. The notice can only be served during a three-month window in any year.

For more information see Ending a protected shorthold tenancy.

Restricted contracts

To end a restricted contract a landlord must serve an NTQ.

For more information about restricted contracts see Security of tenure: Restricted contracts. For more information about the requirements for a valid NTQ see Notices to quit: Landlords.

Agricultural occupiers

Agreements started on or after 15 January 1989

For assured agricultural occupiers a landlord must serve a notice of seeking possession (NSP). For agricultural occupiers who do not come under the protection of the Housing Act 1988 a landlord must serve an NTQ.

For more information see Agreements made on or after 15.1.89.

Agreements started before 15 January 1989

For protected agricultural occupiers a landlord must serve an NTQ. There is no requirement for a landlord to serve notice on statutory agricultural occupiers.

Protected and statutory agricultural occupiers are usually protected by the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976. For agricultural occupiers who do not come under the protection of the 1976 Act a landlord must serve an NTQ.

For more information see the page Agreements made before 15.1.89.

Housing co-op tenants

Normally, a landlord must serve an NTQ, however there are exceptions to this requirement.

For more information see the page Rights of housing co-operative occupiers.

Wales

The information on this page applies only to England. Go to Shelter Cymru for information relating to Wales.

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