In most cases yes, but it’s possible that you have a different type of tenancy than your agreement says you have. Although most tenancy agreements get this right, it’s worth double checking, because different types of tenancy give you very different rights.
The type of tenancy you have doesn’t just depend on what’s written in your agreement.
It also depends on:
- who your landlord is (eg a private landlord or the council)
- the type of housing you live in (eg if support or services are provided)
- who you share with, and
- when you moved in.
For example, most people who rent from a private landlord, and don’t share living space with them, will have an assured shorthold tenancy. The landlord of an assured shorthold tenancy can end the agreement for any reason, provided they give the tenant proper notice and follow the correct procedure. However, if the tenancy started before a certain date, the agreement might actually be an assured tenancy or a regulated tenancy, even if the agreement says otherwise. Both of these types of tenancy give much stronger rights, including the fact that the landlord would have to prove a special legal reason in court before ending the agreement.