Termination of head tenancy: effect on assured [shorthold] tenancy

The common law provides that where a tenancy is determined all sub-tenancies automatically come to an end unless the superior tenancy has been determined by surrender. S.18 Housing Act 1988 nullifies this rule in relation to assured [shorthold] sub-tenancies lawfully granted by providing that where the superior tenancy is determined any such assured sub-tenancy shall continue in existence. The person who would but for the assured [shorthold] tenancy be entitled to possession of the dwelling-house becomes the new landlord [s.18(1)]. This rule will not apply if the person ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content