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    Hello

    I have tried searching but I can't find anything that matches my query (never knew the search facility was a bit rubbish!).

    Anyway, what is the best type of tenancy agreement to use for a 4 months let in Wales. I know its not an AST but I have had conflicting advice about using a Holiday Letting Agreement.

    I don't normally get involved in short term lets!

    Thanks
    LML

  • #2
    Why isn't it an AST? There's no minimum term (but remember the six-month rule).
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    • #3
      I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by littlemisslettings View Post
        I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?
        There is no minimum term for an AST, but you cannot obtain a possession order to take effect sooner than six months after the start of the tenancy.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by littlemisslettings View Post
          I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths*?
          AST's can be for any period, however if the fixed period is greater than 3 years, the agreement must be a lease by deed (typically prepared by a specialist solicitor/licensed conveyancer).

          Originally posted by westminster View Post
          ...but you cannot obtain a possession order to take effect sooner than six months after the start of the tenancy.
          Only true under s.21; remember that under s.8, LL can obtain possession even during the fixed term.


          * Not a good idea to have a fixed period of '6 moths', as that's anti-butterfly!
          The information in my posts is provided 'as is'. This is not intended to be legal advice. Legal or other professional advice should be sought before acting or relying on this information or any part of it. I will not be held responsible for loss or damage arising from errors in the information or the way in which a person uses the information on this . For more information on your query use the '' link at the top of this page. Agreements, Forms & Notices can be found .

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          • #6
            Originally posted by littlemisslettings View Post
            I thought that ASTs were a minimum of 6 moths?
            No moths! But the 'six-month minimum' requirement changed as from February 1997; keep up!
            JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
            1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
            2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
            3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
            4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            • #7
              So to sum up, I use a standard AST and put the tenancy term in for the 4 months but cannot ask them to vacate until 6 months? Who said that the law made no sense? Pah!

              Would I not be better off using a Holiday Letting Agreement - or is 4 months too long for this?

              I definitely wont put in any moths though!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by littlemisslettings View Post
                So to sum up, I use a standard AST and put the tenancy term in for the 4 months but cannot ask them to vacate until 6 months? Who said that the law made no sense? Pah!
                You can serve a s.21 notice to expire at the end of the four month term, you just can't enforce it sooner than six months. And, as Tom999 pointed out, you can evict sooner than six months via s.8 route if necessary.

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