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Regulated tenancies

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The law governing creation, stages, and termination of regulated tenancies (commonly referred to as protected tenancies).

Regulated tenancy definition

Regulated tenancy is a tenancy created before 15 January 1989 and it exists in one of the two stages: the contractual/protected or the statutory tenancy. 

Tenancies excluded from Rent Act protection

The categories of tenancies excluded from the protection that benefits regulated tenants depending on the time of creation or type of dwelling. 

Tenant ends a regulated tenancy

Ways of terminating a regulated tenancy by tenants and the changes that happen at the contractual or statutory tenancy stages. 

Landlord ends a regulated tenancy

Termination of a regulated tenancy by the landlord by forfeiture and notice to quit. 

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