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Regulated (protected) tenancies

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The law governing regulated tenancies. 

Although 'regulated' is the correct name for these types of tenancy, they are commonly referred to as 'protected' tenancies. Strictly speaking, a protected tenancy is one stage of a regulated tenancy.

What is a regulated tenancy?

How to recognise a regulated tenancy. 

Tenancies excluded from protection

Tenancies that are excluded from the protection of the Rent Act 1977. 

Ending a regulated tenancy

If the landlord wishes to obtain possession of the premises, s/he must first prove that the contractual/protected tenancy has been terminated and establish a ground for possession. 

Assignment and succession

Assignment and succession rights to regulated tenancies. 

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