Requirement of Occupation as a Home

Although the case below about whether a dwelling was the tenant's main home applies to a statutory tenancy under the Rent Act 1977, the principal is worth noting for an assured shorthold tenancy (England) or occupation contract (Wales).

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Types of Tenancy - Regulated Tenancies

Most lettings by private landlords, which began before 15 January 1989, are regulated tenancies under the Rent Act 1977 unless the landlord and tenant live in the same house. Regulated tenants have greater security of tenure and are subject to rent control.

Types of Tenancy - Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies

These types of tenancies are governed by the statutory code set up in the Housing Act 1988, which was amended slightly by the Housing Act 1996. Today's vast majority of tenancies will be assured shorthold tenancies, and both assured and assured shorthold tenancy can charge a market rent for the property.

Types of Tenancies

A tenancy is a contract on mutually agreed terms between a landlord and a tenant. Landlords or prospective landlords should understand the various types of tenancies,