Written occupation contracts
Occupation contracts are a new kind of renting agreement that renters have since 1 December 2022. The majority of renters will have an occupation contract, because most renting agreements made before that date have ‘converted’ into occupation contracts. There are some exceptions to this. You can find out about them here.
There are 3 main types of occupation contracts:
- secure contracts (these are given by community landlords)
- fixed term standard contracts (these are usually given by private landlords)
- periodic standard contracts (these are usually given by private landlords)
It is a legal requirement for your landlord to provide a written occupation contract. Having an agreement in writing will help you and your landlord to understand your rights and responsibilities.
All community landlords and private landlords must give a written occupation to people renting from them. They could face penalties if they don’t do this.
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