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    Let on AST or five-year fixed term?

    Hi im new to renting and was wondering weather you prefer having a AST tenancy or a long term tenancy (i.e. 5 year leases)

    What are the dis/advantages of each option??

    Cheers for any help!
    Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for seeking appropriate professional opinion.

    an 'ast' stan, i am not even going to bother explaining, just trust me.

    look up 'assured tenancy' and you will see what i mean, you get threads like this...



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