Secure and flexible tenancies

The law regarding secure tenancies, flexible tenancies and secure licences, including their duration and termination.

This content applies to England

Last updated: 15 February 2021

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local authority flexible tenancies

    A flexible tenancy is a form of secure tenancy granted for a fixed term and a prospective tenant can request a review of the length of the term offered.