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lolagreer
26-03-2008, 13:01 PM
Is there anyway to start a new 6 month tenancy with a trial period of less than that time??

jeffrey
26-03-2008, 13:20 PM
Is there anyway to start a new 6 month tenancy with a trial period of less than that time??
Yes and no.
An AST can be for any length. It does not have to be for six months. However, L cannot use s.21 to gain posseession effective during first six months.
Alternative: Standard Assured Tenancy.
Advantage: any period is OK.
Disadvantages: No s.21 procedure. L would need a s.8 ground.
Avoid disadvantage2 IF (but only if) L used to own-occupy. A pre-tenancy ground 1 Notice has the benefits of a s.21 Notice in effect.