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Tenancy, Common Law Tenancy (CLT)

  • CLTs are not suitable for tenants who by law form an AST
    • 3 or more unrelated people sharing and forming two or more households.
  • CLTs are most suitable for most non ASTs:
    • Non-ASTs - think of the acronym  C.R.A.S.H. - H.E.L.P! 
    • Commercial / Business tenancies
    • Resident Landlords
    • Agricultural Land tenancies
    • Student Letting (only if in Halls of Residence)
    • Holiday Lettings
    • High Rent Tenancies            > 100K pa
    • Elsewhere Low rent tenancies  < £250 pa
    • London Low rent tenancies      < £1000 pa
    • Protected Tenancies - pre 15 January 1989 (this is a unique tenancy which is neither a CLT nor an AST)
  • Common Law rules apply to eviction and not AST rules.
  • S.8 and S21 notices are not available for evicting CLT tenants.
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021