Old Landlord Law Blog lags may remember that back in 2010 I ran a series on tenancy agreements. There were 31 posts and I published one every day during May of that year.
It was a good series, but 2010 is a long time ago now and a lot has changed. It is time to re-do the posts. So I will be republishing them all, updated, along with two new posts, to bring the total up to 33.
The other difference is that they are not going to be published every day for a month, but once a week – so they will be going on for a long time.
As in the last tenancy agreements series, I am going to start off by saying what I am not going to look at.
Licenses. Although on Day 3 I look at the difference between a tenancy and a license, after that we will just be looking at tenancies. However, you will find a lot of information about licenses on my Lodger Landlord site.
Social tenancies. Although much of what I say will be relevant to social tenancy agreements, this series is about and for tenancies in the private rented sector. However, I would welcome comments from those of you working for social landlords or living in social tenancies.
Long leases. These are leases with a term of 7 years or more. Although there are many similarities, there are also many differences. This series will just look at tenancies for short lets.
Business tenancies. These operate under a different statutory regime and are not covered here.
Agricultural tenancies. Again, these are regulated by a different system. Although much of what I say here will apply to residential tenancies under the agricultural legislation. Again, I would welcome any comments from those of you experienced in these, as we go through the series.
Some short term accommodation. Although, as I will discuss on Day 12, you can have a valid tenancy for a short period of time, this series is not going to look at agreements for holiday lets, hostels, hotels and the like.
So what are we left with? The normal sorts of tenancy agreements when a private landlord lets a property to a tenant at a rent. As will be revealed over the next 30 days.
In the next post, I will be discussing whether you need a tenancy agreement at all.
NB Find out more about my Tenancy Agreements Service on Landlord Law