Assured and assured shorthold tenancies
Features and types of assured and assured shorthold tenancies.
Definition and types of an assured tenancy, unfair terms in assured tenancy agreements, and the rules on assignment and succession.
A tenancy cannot be an assured tenancy if it is listed as one of the exceptions, for example, business tenancies or student lettings.
An assured shorthold tenancy can be ended by the tenant by notice or if the tenancy ceases to be assured due a change in circumstances.
Background behind the creation of assured shorthold tenancy as a type of assured tenancy, and explanation of fixed-term and periodic tenancies.
Basic requirements for an assured shorthold tenancy created after 27 February 1997, and tenancies that cannot be assured shorthold tenancies.
An assured shorthold tenancy was created if it had a fixed term of at least six months, no break clause and a landlord served a notice in the prescribed form.
The rights tenants have to remain in occupation of a property when an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) fixed term ends.
When an assured shorthold tenancy is brought to an end by the landlord and when a tenancy ceases to be assured and can be ended by a notice to quit.