As these posts are designed to help our prospective landlords in the Liverpool area. We thought this post would be applicable if you have a house to let Liverpool city centre, or you’re looking for a house for rent Liverpool.
It’s important to seek professional property management advice on all legal issues.
What type of tenancy will I have?
The type of tenancy you have depends to a large degree on when it was taken out. If you are a tenant and you are unsure what type of tenancy you have, check your tenancy agreement. If you don’t have one, ask your landlord for a copy of it. Here are some guidelines:
It started before 15 January 1989: it is likely to be a regulated (or protected) tenancy.
It started on or after 28 February 1997: it is an assured shorthold tenancy, unless the landlord has said in writing that it is an assured tenancy. The tenancy may start either with a fixed period or as a ‘periodic’ tenancy which runs from week to week or from month to month (depending on when rent is paid). Either way, the tenant has the right to stay for at least six months.
It started on or after 15 January 1989 and 27 February 1997: it will be an assured shorthold tenancy if the landlord made this clear on a special legal form at the beginning. Otherwise it will be an assured tenancy. The tenancy must have had an initial fixed term of at least six months.