Leasehold Estate

    The leasehold estate in land, which is often shortened to a leasehold estate, a leasehold, a lease or tenancy, is a type of land right known as the Estate in Land (Estate). The technical name for a leasehold estate is the Term of Years Absolute. There are two types of estates, the other type being the Freehold estate. The holder(s) of each estate gain rights to the land or property. Freeholders gain full ownership rights. Leaseholders and tenants, gain exclusive possession of the property for a specific amount of time.

    Find out more about estates in our extended blog post:
    The Evolution of Land Rights.


    Types of Tenancy

    For most students, renting is a usual part of the student experience but have you ever wondered what type of tenancy you have or the protections that it can give you during your tenancy? Read on to find out more about the types of tenancy that you can have as a student or short-term renter and the security that each type can provide.

    Assured Shorthold Tenancy

    The Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) is a type of statutory tenancy that allows your landlord to let their property to you for a specific amount of time whilst retaining the right to possession of their property at the end of your contractual term, as long as they follow the correct statutory process to end your AST.