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Comment: a critical assessment of assured shorthold tenancies

Comment: a critical assessment of assured shorthold tenancies
Comment: a critical assessment of assured shorthold tenancies
This article looks at how an assured shorthold tenancy (under the HA 1988, as amended by the HA 1996) is created and can be brought to an end. It critically comments on the extent of security of tenure offered by assured shorthold
tenancies. It is proposed that ASTs have led to many tenants with nearly no security of tenure per se. ASTs remain a default type of tenancy, whilst assured tenancies offer greater protection. Evidently, it would be preferable for the underlying policy of ASTs bringing ‘Control, Choice and Freedom’ to tenants to be combined with greater security for the vulnerable. This article is adapted from an assignment for the LLB optional module ‘Renting Homes: Law & Policy’ taught by Dr. Emma Laurie.
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Cheung, Louise
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Cheung, Louise
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Cheung, Louise (2012) Comment: a critical assessment of assured shorthold tenancies. Southampton Student Law Review, 2 (1), 53-58.

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This article looks at how an assured shorthold tenancy (under the HA 1988, as amended by the HA 1996) is created and can be brought to an end. It critically comments on the extent of security of tenure offered by assured shorthold
tenancies. It is proposed that ASTs have led to many tenants with nearly no security of tenure per se. ASTs remain a default type of tenancy, whilst assured tenancies offer greater protection. Evidently, it would be preferable for the underlying policy of ASTs bringing ‘Control, Choice and Freedom’ to tenants to be combined with greater security for the vulnerable. This article is adapted from an assignment for the LLB optional module ‘Renting Homes: Law & Policy’ taught by Dr. Emma Laurie.

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Published date: 1 July 2012
Organisations: Southampton Law School

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Local EPrints ID: 354918
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/354918
ISSN: 2047-1017
PURE UUID: 57722799-cb03-4adc-800e-c231120cbe58

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2013 15:01
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:52

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