Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave ?
When the period of an assured shorthold tenancy comes to an end and the tenancy is not renewed, but the tenant stays in the property the tenancy will continue as a Periodic Tenancy until the landlord decides to end it.
The landlord must end it by serving at least 2 months notice. In this case the 2 months must end on the last day of a period of the tenancy, (therefore if rent is paid quarterly, 3 months notice would be required).
At the end of the 2 months the tenant can leave if he or she wishes or wait until the landlord has obtained a possession order from the court.
Questions & Answers
- What is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
- Can a landlord start possession proceedings before the fixed period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end?
- Once the period of an assured shorthold tenancy has come to an end does the tenant have to leave?
- How much notice does a landlord have to give a tenant under an assured shorthold tenancy before he or she can apply for a possession order?
- If the landlord does not pay his or her mortgage and the lender wants to repossess the property, does the tenant have any rights?
- Can a landlord or tenant take action against a trespasser?
- What happens if a landlord evicts a tenant without a court possession order?
- If a property is in need of repair is the tenant or the landlord responsible for carrying out repairs?