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Assured Tenancies
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Posted by: petewebb, on 05/11/2012, in category "Tenancy types"
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Summary: The most common tenancy type for social housing.

These are the tenancies most commonly used by social landlords such as Housing Associations and Co-ops. They offer more protection to tenants than both Shorthold and Starter tenancies.

Assured tenancies were introduced by the Housing Act 1988 and replaced tenancies protected by the Rent Act.

Security of tenure operates in a slightly different way depending on whether the tenancy is a periodic or fixed-term tenancy.
If the tenancy is periodic (on a week-to-week basis) it will only come to an end either by an order of the court or by surrender by the tenant. All Three Boroughs tenancies are assured and periodic.

If the tenancy is a fixed term tenancy, it may be ended either by the term expiring or, if the tenancy agreement gives the landlord a power to end the tenancy, by the landlord exercising that power. In order to regain possession, the landlord may do so only on one of a number of statutory grounds. To obtain an order for possession, the landlord must serve a section 8 notice on the tenant, setting out the ground or grounds that the notice is based on and then, after a period of time that varies depending on the grounds chosen, apply to the court for possession.

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