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Ending a tenancy

At the end of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) a landlord has an automatic right to possession of the property, as long as they have given the tenant two months’ notice to vacate the property.

If the notice period expires and the tenant has still not left the property, the landlord will need to start the process of eviction through the courts. The landlord must not forcibly remove the tenant without an eviction order.

Landlords seeking possession under an AST because the tenant has not paid the rent, or broken other terms of the agreement, will need to use one of the reasons or 'grounds' for possession specified in the Housing Act 1988.

Your clients must seek their own independent legal advice on bringing an AST to an end.

The Housing Law Website - more information on Grounds for Repossession

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