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Secure tenancies

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The law regarding secure tenancies and licences, their duration and termination, and the rights of secure tenants.

Secure tenancy or licence definition

The key features of a secure tenancy or a secure licence, and the duration of fixed-term, periodic and statutory periodic secure tenancies. 

Tenancies that cannot be secure

Tenancies cannot be secure even when they fulfil the conditions of a secure tenancy if they fall within one of the statutory exceptions. 

Rights of secure tenants

Statutory rights of secure tenants around assignment and succession, subletting, exchange or management of the property. 

Tenant ends a secure tenancy

Ways of terminating secure tenancies by landlords or tenants or when conditions of a secure tenancy are no longer met. 

Landlord ends a secure tenancy

How a landlord can bring a secure tenancy to an end and when the conditions for a secure tenancy are no longer met. 

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