Assured Shorthold Tenancy

Fixed term tenancies

The general law applies. Where joint tenants hold a fixed term, the survivors become the tenants. If a sole tenant dies the tenancy dissolves according to his will or on intestacy – see below under general law.

Periodic tenancies – joint tenancies

In the case of a periodic tenancy (including a statutory periodic tenancy) held by joint tenants, where one of the joint tenants dies the general law applies and the survivors become the tenants.

Periodic tenants – spouse living with the sole tenant

Where the tenant was a sole tenant and

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