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Landlord Wants Tenant to Leave (England) | Types of Tenancies (England)

assured tenancy

30 Oct 2016 | 1 comment

Tenancy was taken out 5th April 1995, does this mean only section 8 can be used? plus i recall that if the agreement has a clause in it, or a section something or other, then you can serve s21?


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  1. guildy

    You are correct that the dates of between 1989 and 1997 are important. From early 1997 onwards, most tenancies are assured shorthold tenancies by default.

    Between 1989 and 1997, a section 20 notice was required to be signed before the tenancy was granted. This was a special prescribed notice explaining to the tenant that the tenancy would not be assured but assured shorthold instead. The tenancy also had to be a minimum of 6 months during these dates.

    If the section 20 notice not given, the default position during those dates is that it would be an assured tenancy. As a result, no section 21 notice can ever be served. However, a section 8 can be served on one of the 17 grounds assuming any apply.

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