Standard occupation contracts with private landlords

Standard occupation contracts with private landlords – quick links: 

  1. Fixed term standard contracts 
  2. Periodic standard contracts 
  3. Renting agreements that are not occupation contracts 

If you moved into your home before 1 December 2022 the information below does not apply to you. Please visit our converted contracts advice section. 

Do I have a standard occupation contract? 

Most people renting their home from a private landlord have a standard occupation contract.  There are 2 types of standard contract private landlords can give: fixed term standard occupation contracts and periodic standard occupation contracts.  

In some situations you can rent from a private landlord but you will not have a standard occupation contract. Find out about these exceptions here. 

Community landlords can give standard occupation contracts but only in certain circumstances  

Take a look at our advice pages below to find out more about your rights if you have a standard occupation contract. 

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This page was last updated on: December 4, 2022

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