When to re-register
For tenancies that began before the 24th December 2016, after a 6 month probationary period the tenant secures the right to remain in the property for a further 3 ½ years. When a tenancy has been in existence for 4 years, it must be re-registered.
For tenancies that began after 24th December 2016, after a 6 month probationary period the tenant secures the right to remain for a further 5 ½ years. When a tenancy has been in existence for 6 years, it must be re-registered.
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Types of tenancies
A fixed term tenancy is a tenancy that lasts for a specific amount of time. A ‘Part 4’ tenancy runs alongside a fixed term tenancy, which means that the tenant shall, after a period of 6 months and as in the normal course, become entitled to the provisions of a ‘Part 4’ tenancy (i.e. they can stay in the property for 6 years). This simply means that irrespective of the length of fixed term lease, a tenant has an entitlement to remain in the dwelling for up to 6 years and the landlord can only terminate the tenancy on limited grounds.