Tenancies granted before 15th January 1989
These tenancies will probably be covered under the old "Rent Acts" which give more protection than assured shorthold tenancies, (although certain types of tenancies, such as agricultural, educational or holiday lettings are excluded).
If a tenant's tenancy is brought to an end they will still continue as a "statutory tenant" if they remain in occupation and it may be harder for the landlord to remove them.
A landlord must start court proceedings to obtain a possession order, but before doing so must serve a notice to quit on the tenant to end the original "contractual tenancy".
The notice to quit must be in writing and give at least 4 weeks notice, unless the tenancy agreement itself provides for a different notice period, (but this must not be less than 4 weeks).
- Private Housing
- Assured Shorthold - Definition
- Assured Shorthold - Possession
- Accelerated Possession Procedure
- Warrants of Execution
- Defending Possession Proceedings
- Tenancies before 15th January 1989
- Housing Benefit Tenants
- Property Disrepair
- Mortgages and Repossession
- Alternatives to a Possession Order
- Property Foreclosure
- Housing Loans (other than mortgages)
- Raising money for mortgage arrears
- Tenants of Mortgaged Homes
- Consenting to a charge on your property under pressure
- Bankruptcy & your home
- Human Rights Act 1998 & your home
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