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    Assured Short-term Tenancy

    Is there a set period of time that you can keep the same tenant on an AST? I have been told that if I do not renew the AST every 7 years then it is possible that a 'sitting tenant' situation could occur. Is this true?

    No it's not true.
    I offer no guarantee that anything I say is correct. wysiwyg


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