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What is a Fixed Term Tenancy

A fixed term tenancy is one that lasts for a specific amount of time as specified in the tenancy agreement or lease. 

A ‘Part 4’ tenancy runs alongside a fixed term tenancy, which means the tenant shall, after a period of 6 months occupation, become entitled to the provisions of a ‘Part 4’ tenancy. 

This means that irrespective of the length of the fixed term lease, a tenant has an entitlement to remain in the dwelling for the duration of the ‘Part 4’ tenancy* and the landlord can only terminate the tenancy on limited grounds. 

* The duration of a ‘Part 4’ tenancy is dependent on when the tenancy began. 

Click here to see the reasons a landlord can end a fixed-term tenancy. 

Once a tenant has been in occupation for a continuous period of 6 months (and a valid Notice of Termination has not been served), for tenancies that began;  

Tenancies that existed prior to 11 June 2022 will convert to Tenancies of Unlimited Duration at the end of the current 6-year cycle. 

Click here for further information on the duration of ‘Part 4’ tenancies.