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How long is a rented house leased for?

Asked on Feb 20 2013, Renting in Lochgelly | Report content

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  • Can be any length of time from 1 week upwards. A tenancy over 3 years must be in writing and signed as a deed. 6 or 12 month leases are most frequent, and then become periodic tenancies after the fixed period

    Answered on Feb 27 2013, Report content
  • A standard AST is for a fixed period for 6 months then becomes periodic.

    Answered on Feb 27 2013, Report content
  • Hi Katrina89, As mentioned above, the most common lengths for a lease on a flat will be something like three or six months. However, some landlords may offer something different like a 12-month contract or something even longer. These are becoming all the more common now that renting is favorable to purchasing for many people, especially with an increased number of families turning towards this option and looking for stability in the same property for a longer period of time. In addition to this, after the initial length of the contract has expired, it does not necessarily mean that the tenancy has come to an end. From that moment, the contract will run on a rolling basis from each day the rental payment is made. Therefore, if the landlord wants you to move out after this expiry, they would need to give you two months notice from the next date your rent is due. Likewise, if you want to leave the property, you need to give the landlord one month's notice from the next date of your rent being due. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Feb 28 2013, Report content
  • Hi, You can rent a house for a long as you wish and as long as your landlord will allow. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 24 2013, Report content

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