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littlemisslettings
15-03-2010, 16:39 PM
Hello

I have tried searching but I can't find anything that matches my query (never knew the search facility was a bit rubbish!).

Anyway, what is the best type of tenancy agreement to use for a 4 months let in Wales. I know its not an AST but I have had conflicting advice about using a Holiday Letting Agreement.

I don't normally get involved in short term lets!

Thanks
LML

jeffrey
15-03-2010, 16:42 PM
Why isn't it an AST? There's no minimum term (but remember the six-month rule).

littlemisslettings
15-03-2010, 17:09 PM
I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?

westminster
15-03-2010, 17:29 PM
I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?

There is no minimum term for an AST, but you cannot obtain a possession order to take effect sooner than six months after the start of the tenancy.

tom999
15-03-2010, 18:10 PM
I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths*?AST's can be for any period, however if the fixed period is greater than 3 years, the agreement must be a lease by deed (typically prepared by a specialist solicitor/licensed conveyancer).


...but you cannot obtain a possession order to take effect sooner than six months after the start of the tenancy.Only true under s.21; remember that under s.8, LL can obtain possession even during the fixed term.


* Not a good idea to have a fixed period of '6 moths', as that's anti-butterfly!

jeffrey
16-03-2010, 10:54 AM
I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?
No moths! But the 'six-month minimum' requirement changed as from February 1997; keep up!

littlemisslettings
17-03-2010, 12:01 PM
So to sum up, I use a standard AST and put the tenancy term in for the 4 months but cannot ask them to vacate until 6 months? Who said that the law made no sense? Pah!

Would I not be better off using a Holiday Letting Agreement - or is 4 months too long for this?

I definitely wont put in any moths though!

westminster
17-03-2010, 12:09 PM
So to sum up, I use a standard AST and put the tenancy term in for the 4 months but cannot ask them to vacate until 6 months? Who said that the law made no sense? Pah!

You can serve a s.21 notice to expire at the end of the four month term, you just can't enforce it sooner than six months. And, as Tom999 pointed out, you can evict sooner than six months via s.8 route if necessary.