In England and Wales, a written lease is not compulsory. It may be the subject of an oral agreement. A lease agreement can be an AST if all of the following points are correct: if the lease agreement includes an interruption clause, it gives both parties the option to terminate the contract, usually at the six-month mark. You will find the exact information in the rental agreement. You have the right to know the contact details of your landlord, whether the property is managed by a rental agent. If this information is not included in the agreement, do not sign until it is provided. If you have an oral agreement with your landlord, it is still governed by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, which sets out most of the obligations of lessors and the rights of tenants. In addition, all leases, regardless of their format, derive from this law. They will likely be this type of lease if: It will be particularly relevant for use if the parties enter into a longer-term lease of 2 years or more.
It therefore contains provisions relating to rent checks and those which allow the lessor or tenant to terminate the tenancy for the duration of the reference period if their circumstances change. Leases between 15 January 1989 and 27 February 1997 may be guaranteed. . . .