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Types of Occupation

Types of Occupation: Freehold land, Leasehold land, Common-hold Land, Tenancy, Shame Tenancy Agreements, Joint Tenancy, Sub-Tenancy, Freehold is essentially ‘outright’ ownership of property Freehold ownership lasts forever it does not end, no time limit The land under freehold is unburdened land and the landowner can do whatever he likes to his property. Possible Restriction on Use of Freehold...Read More


Creating a Tenancy

Creating Tenancy. Leases/tenancies have two stages. The first stage, the agreement to grant a lease or tenancy. The second stage is actual lease or tenancy Leases/tenancies are created in two stages There are different formats of tenancy and lease agreement readily available The tenancy agreement can also be oral; however, a written tenancy or lease agreement is advisable is very handy especially in case of disputes...Read More

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Deposit Scheme

A landlord after 6th April 2007 must safeguard the deposit of an assured shorthold tenant’s deposit in appropriate Government approved deposit protection scheme. It also includes the renewal of tenancy after 6th April 2007, where the initial deposit may have been held by the landlord. At the renewal of tenancy, the deposit must be protected through an appropriate Government approved deposit protection ...Read More

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Human Rights and Protection from Unlawful Eviction

Article 8 of Human Rights Act 1998 guarantees the right of respect for the family, private life and home. A tenant can invoke or rely on Article 8 as a defence in possession proceedings against a landlord (refer to landlord conditions above) if the tenant can show either That the law or procedure which allows the court to make a possession order is incompatible with Article 8; or That the decision to bring possession proceedings was not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim...Read More

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Landlord’s and Tenant’s Obligations

When people enter into a relationship of Tenant and landlord they make a variety of promises in the form of obligations with each other. These obligations include The amount of rent payable The time and manner of the payment Conflict resolution in case of non-payment of rent Th time period of tenancy Whether the tenant is allowed to have a pet etc...Read More

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Termination of Tenancy

No tenancy including a lease is forever, they must end at some point. A tenancy can come to an end voluntarily with the agreement of both parties (landlord and Tenant) by surrendering the lease/tenancy or by merger A tenancy can also be terminated unilaterally (by one party) through Notice of quit or forfeiture Tenancy will also come to an end of its own nature where the time period for which it was granted ends often referred as Effluxion of time...Read More

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Assured Shorthold Tenancies and Possession

All tenancies granted after 22 February 1997 are automatically be assured shorthold tenancies unless otherwise agreed between landlord and tenant Assured shorthold tenancies are the least secure tenancies. Landlord can easily acquire the possession of premises after the fixed term of the tenancy Provides a landlord simple process to regain the possession of the property on a short notice...Read More

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Assured Tenancy and Possession

Assured tenancy and assured shorthold tenancies were introduced by Government under Housing Act 1988. They were aimed to replace the Rent Act 1977 protected tenancies in the private sector, and Housing Act 1985 secure tenancies in relation to housing association tenancies The Act became applicable from January 15, 1989. The primary purpose of the Government was to reduce ....Read More

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Secure Tenancies

Secure tenancies under the Housing Act 1985 offer the highest level of security and rent control in the rented sector. Such tenancies apply to all tenants of Local Housing Authorities and those tenants of housing associations whose tenancies started prior to 15 January 1989....Read More

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Judicial Review (Housing)

Generally for Judicial Review Housing, Under Civil Procedure Rules 1998, an action under Judicial Review must be brought within 3 Months’ time period.Judicial review is a request for a review of the decision of a public body or in the case of immigration it will be a request against the decision of the UKVI/ Home Office. Judicial Review provides the means by which the UK courts control the exercise of powers of public bodies such as Government, ...Read More

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