1. Agreement 22 is established for use when the lessor wishes to lease property and create some form of lease, called a secure short-term lease agreement (“AST”), where the intention is to use the rental deposit system to which specific rules for the recovery of the property apply. These rules are set out in the Housing Act of 1988 as amended by the Housing Act of 1996. The rental deposit system covers all promised short-term rents (TTAs) that began on or after April 6, 2007. 2. Since February 28, 1997, most individual rentals have created an AST when the property is leased as separate dwelling. There are a few exceptional cases that are defined in Schedule 2A to the Housing Act 1988, which does not establish an AST. These include cases in which (a) the intended tenant already enjoys legal protection for his occupation of the property; (b) the intended tenant previously lived in the property under a guaranteed lease agreement that was not an AST; or (c) the statutory requirement for agricultural workers is met. If you feel that any of these circumstances are applicable, you should not use Agreement 22 without legal advice. 3. If you use contract 22, you grant the tenant the right to occupy the property for a certain period of time.
Such a lease is referred to as a short-term indeterminate lease. There is no minimum length for an ASST, but it is customary for the fixed period to be at least six months. Even if you specify a shorter period of time when the court proceedings are based on point 21, the court cannot order the tenant to give up possession for more than six months from the beginning of the lease (or the beginning of the original lease, if the AST stagnates at the end of a previous NTS). 4. If you want the tenant to retire at the end of the term set out in the tenancy agreement, you must notify the tenant of Law 21 (HA21) on the dwelling at least two months before the expiry of the period. A notification in the form of HA21 can also be made at any time until the last day of the deadline, but you must give the tenant another two months to leave the building. 5. If you did not send a HA21 form return to the tenant before the end of the last day of the deadline, the tenancy agreement you have established will continue after the expiry of that period. The lease agreement is in the process of moving from a temporary AST to a periodic AST. The new period is usually the period after which the rent is paid, so if the rent is paid monthly, it will be a monthly periodic AST. The lease continues from time to time until the end.
The tenant can terminate this by terminating the termination, which normally must be at least as long as a tenancy period and must expire at the end of such a period. (The exception to the rule that termination must be as long as a lease period is where the lease is an annual lease.