Landlord and Tenant

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST's)

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST's) were introduced in 1988, phasing out 'Assured Tenancies' considered unpopular with private landlords for their pro- tenant bias. These continue to be used by social landlords and Public/Local Authorities but are now rare in the private housing market.

  • Not sure whether you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement? Pro-Leagle has created an online AST Qualification Test to assess your tenancy.
  • Using Pro-Leagle's Tenancy Agreement service will help you avoid many of the common pitfalls of letting a property. Pro-Leagle offer an eTenancy Agreement online service. This is not simply a blank template form but will enable you to prepare an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement tailored to your specific requirements. Alternatively, Pro-Leagle offer a Tenancy Agreement personal service with fully transparent prices.
  • Evicting a tenant can be complex. However, if you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, you should be able to serve a Section 21 Notice to Quit. This is the favoured approach as it enables a tenancy to be ended without providing a reason. Provided that the tenant vacates, Court action will not be required. You cannot serve a section 21 Notice to Quit if there is an Assured Tenancy or Secure Tenancy in place.
  • You can also serve a Section 8 Notice to Quit (followed by Court proceedings) as long as you satisfy the legal grounds. These include rent arrears which may be recovered by Court Order alongside the application seeking possession. There are various instances where a Section 8 Notice to Quit should be used. Pro-Leagle has created an online Notice to Quit Eligibility Test for further information.
  • Pro-Leagle offer comprehensive online and personal Landlord and Tenant services for use by professionals and laymen alike. Contact Pro-Leagle or telephone 020 3397 1379 now.