Statutory Obligation

    A statutory obligation is a term that is implied into a tenancy agreement by statute law.
    These terms can’t be changed or removed by you or your landlord.


    Terms in a Tenancy Agreement

    Your tenancy agreement contains terms that you and your landlord agree to follow for the duration of your tenancy. This housing guide will help you to understand what tenancy terms are and where they come from.

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    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.