Guide to regulated tenancies

Introduction

Prior to the introduction of assured and assured shorthold tenancies in 1989, regulated tenancies were the default type of tenancy in England and Wales.

As these tenancies have now been replaced, it is no longer possible to create new regulated tenants. However, while rare, these tenancies do still exist and landlords who buy property with tenant in-situ can occasionally discover they are inheriting a regulated tenant.

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for landlords who do discover they are inheriting a regulated tenant. It will cover the differences between regulated and assured tenancies as well as what happens if the regulated tenant passes away while a relative lives in the property.

What are the main differences between a regulated and assured tenancy?

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