A tenancy agreement under the Housing Act 1988 cannot be a rent protection law unless it is granted to an existing rent law in 1977.  There has been some discussion as to whether this means that all new leases granted to former tenants remain regulated or whether this only means that they can remain regulated. Although the text of the legislation in this area is not entirely clear, the practice of district courts was to encourage the interpretation of the clause.  Leases concluded on or after April 1, 1990, when the annual rent is over $100,000 cannot be guaranteed – before October 1, 2010 in England and December 1, 2011 in Wales, the threshold was $25,000.  All leases that meet the conditions of a secure lease (see section on guaranteed leases) and are created on February 28, 1997 automatically become short-term rents, unless they are covered by one of the exceptions mentioned.  Assuming you take a deposit from your tenant, it must be protected in a state-recognized rental deposit system. If this is not the case, it can be difficult to dislodge the tenant if necessary. If your lease started after February 28, 1997, you have the right to ask your landlord for an explanation of their lease conditions. Finally, keep in mind that as an investor and owner, you may run into other types of rentals, although they are all much rarer than the AST.
This includes: A rental agreement can be an AST if all the following points apply: a guaranteed short-term rent is a kind of secure rental agreement, so that leases that cannot be guaranteed equally are not overlooked. This is the central difference between the two rents; Under an AST, the lessor has the automatic right to repossessive at any time after the fixed term of the tenancy agreement expires, provided that it provides for an appropriate termination, while the lessor does not have this automatic right, which gives the tenant greater security in the case of a guaranteed tenancy agreement. Rents granted by the following services cannot be guaranteed: before February 1997, guaranteed rental contracts were the most common type of rent, but they are now rarely used as landlords who prefer STAs, as they allow them to recover the property without cause or proven violation of a condition.