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    Is there anyway to start a new 6 month tenancy with a trial period of less than that time??

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    Originally posted by lolagreer View Post
    Is there anyway to start a new 6 month tenancy with a trial period of less than that time??
    Yes and no.
    An AST can be for any length. It does not have to be for six months. However, L cannot use s.21 to gain posseession effective during first six months.
    Alternative: Standard Assured Tenancy.
    Advantage: any period is OK.
    Disadvantages: No s.21 procedure. L would need a s.8 ground.
    Avoid disadvantage2 IF (but only if) L used to own-occupy. A pre-tenancy ground 1 Notice has the benefits of a s.21 Notice in effect.
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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