Q

How long should I let my property for?

How long should I let my property for?

Answer

  • There is no minimum term for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement, but as a landlord it is important you appreciate that proceedings for possession of your property under normal circumstances cannot be instituted before 6 months. For example: A landlord and tenant agree a 4 month AST. The tenant may determine at the four month point without any repercussions but should the tenant remain at the property the landlord cannot initiate proceedings for recovery through the accelerated possession procedure before the six-month point. To avoid this situation it is advisable for landlords to enter into Assured Shorthold Tenancies of a minimum 6-month term.