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Documenting Short Term Occupation

Average letting terms continue to shrink, and short, flexible lettings remain the order of the day. Landlords often require to be supplied with ‘foolproof’ standard agreements, or at least to have lettings tied up and documented at minimal expense. There are traps for both landlords and tenants, and you need to know how to identify the most reliable option.

Module Duration: 31 minutes

Areas covered

  • Why might it be a mistake to sign tenancies commencing at a future date?
  • Can successive six-month tenancies avoid security of tenure?
  • Must a periodic tenant have been in occupation for twelve months in order to have security of tenure?
  • Refresher on licences to occupy, tenancies at will, periodic tenancies and their creation
  • Working the levers of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, including contracting-out issues