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What are the legal considerations for Assured Short term tenancies

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What are the legal considerations for Assured Short term tenancies with fixed period in excess of three years?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Do you mean Assured Shorthold Tenancies?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.
An AST agreement longer than 3 years must be executed by deed I.e. The signatures of both the landlord and the tenant must be witnessed by someone, see here for more information on this:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/execution-of-deeds/practice-guide-8-execution-of-deeds
If the AST agreement is longer than 7 years, it must be registered at the Land Registry as a lease, see here
http://www.communitylandadvice.org.uk/sites/communitylandadvice.org.uk/files/How%20To%20Register%20Lease%20Aug%2013.docx
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