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How long are rental agreements for ?

Asked on Sep 13 2010, Renting in London | Report content

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  • There is no minimum period for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, which is the most likely type of tenancy you would have if you rented a flat or house as an individual under £100,000 rent per annum as of October 2010. However, the length of tenancy would need to be negotiated between landlord/agent and tenant and would depend on availability of the property, the landlord's instructions and sometimes time of year. Your damages deposit would have to be protected under one of the approved Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes. We recommend you use an agent who ius a member of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) who is also bound by The Property Ombudsman Scheme. My firm Finders Keepers is based in Oxfordshire and unforutnately we do not have branches in London. Good luck with your search.

    Answered on Sep 13 2010, Report content
  • I agree with June. However, the courts cannot grant possession of the property until six months has elapsed, unless grounds for possession can be established under Schedule 2. This change was bought in with the Housing Act 1996 and only applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies. I wouldn't be to concerned about this if you are a tenant. However, if you are a landlord looking to rent your property for less than six months, this may cause you an issue.

    Answered on Sep 13 2010, Report content
  • I believe most are for 12 months with a six month break clause, however they can often be negotiated

    Answered on Sep 14 2010, Report content

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