It is not possible to let to a person under 18 years of age as a minor is unable to hold an estate in land [s.1(6) Law of Property Act 1925].

By virtue of paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 1 to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 any purported grant of a legal estate to a minor will not be effective to pass the legal estate, but will operate as a declaration that the premises are held in trust for the minor.

This essentially means if a landlord grants a tenancy to a minor, then any purported tenancy is held in trust by the landlord for ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content

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