Letting your home

Guidance for landlords letting out their home.


Letting Your Home

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When you let your property to a tenant, the tenancy is usually an assured shorthold tenancy (unless you agree otherwise in writing or it is outside the assured tenancy legislation). This means that:

  • you have a guaranteed right to get your home back after 6 months - if you need to
  • you can charge a market rent
  • you can get your home back if your tenant owes you at least 2 months’ or 8 weeks’ rent
  • tenants causing a nuisance to local people can be evicted
Published 31 March 2007