Statutory guidance

Ending a residential tenancy agreement

Guidance for the courts in England in considering the defence of taking steps to end a residential tenancy agreement.


Guidance on taking reasonable steps to end a residential tenancy agreement within a reasonable time: November 2016

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It contains details on:

  • when an offence is committed
  • some of the factors which would be considered appropriate as reasonable steps to end a residential tenancy agreement involving an occupier who is disqualified from renting as a result of their immigration status
  • what timescales would be considered reasonable in taking these steps
Published 1 December 2016