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These tips are for people who are, or are thinking of becoming, an assured shorthold tenant. You are likely to be an assured shorthold tenant if:
your landlord is a private landlord
the tenancy began on or after 28 February 1997
the house or flat is let as separate accommodation and is your main home
If you are not an assured shorthold tenant or are not sure what sort of tenancy you have, see the further information section at the bottom of this leaflet.