2. Assured Shorthold Tenancies
You need to know if you have or will have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy or a Licence to occupy your home. An Assured Shorthold Tenant has more legal rights than someone who is only given a licence. It is important that you understand what rights you have in your home.
You will usually be a tenant if:
- you live in a flat or house
- you pay rent to your landlord
- you don’t share your home with your landlord
If you share a house with other people that are not family members, you have your own room but share kitchen/bathroom with others you are likely to be considered a tenant providing that the landlord does not also share the property.