Consumer law may provide for a remedy if the provisions of a rental agreement are “abusive”, i.e. when unfair commercial practices have been used by a lessor or an intermediary. The right to consumer protection may also provide remedies – such as the right to damages or rebates – for tenants insured with private landlords, if they have registered for their tenancy under a “prohibited practice” of a rental professional, such as.B misleading information. It is not necessary for the tenant to live permanently in the property. A temporary absence for long-term leave, for work or the visit of relatives abroad or due to illness or detention may be compatible with continuous employment, but if the tenant is absent for a long period of time, this may give the presumption that the lease is no longer insured. Under these conditions: This means that a tenant who extends his tenancy in the same premises with the same lessor is not required to conclude a rental agreement with weaker provisions on rental security (HA 1988, s 21 does not apply to guaranteed rentals). If a tenant moves, the remaining tenant does not lose their right to a guaranteed rental agreement. As a result, we previously recommended a fixed fixed fixed duration of 3 months (except for students), but changes to the municipal tax rules from 1 April 2013 mean that the position is now more complex. Today we recommend a fixed duration of at least 6 months, but the only reason for the recommendation of 6 months out of 3 months is for municipal tax purposes. The problem with a 3-month rental agreement since the change in the municipal tax is that if a tenant gave up, the lessor could be obliged to pay the municipal tax during the abandonment period, although the tenant does not have prior notice.
However, the same situation in the case of a 6-month rental agreement would generally mean that the tenant would be liable for the municipal tax until the correct termination. The rental agreement must meet the essential requirements of a guaranteed rental agreement (with the exception of the guarantee of ownership) and all of the following: Section 19A of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988) provides that a secured rental agreement concluded after the effective date of section 96 of the Housing Act 1996 (28 February 1997) is automatically a short-term contract. This is why the vast majority of new leases in England are guaranteed short leases. Ha 1988, s 19A is however subject to the derogations of HA 1988, Sch 2A. The only potential disadvantage of Shorthold Tenancy Insurance (AST) by the potential lessor is the tenant`s right to return the rent originally paid to a rent assessment committee; which is now named first Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber – Residential Property). However, it can only reduce the rent if it is “significantly higher” than the rents of any other Tenancy Assuranced Shorthold (AST). In this unusual scenario, where the lessor may have agreed on a much higher rent than market comparisons of the same type of accommodation, the lessor may, before or after the start of the lease, notify an Article 21 notification, in which he declares that it is not a Shorthold Tenancy Insured (AST) who has not submitted an application for rental valuation.  In other respects, with the exception of security of ownership, ASTs, as a subset of secured leases, meet the requirements for defining secured leases, for example.B . . .