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Section 79.

SCHEDULE 1E+W Tenancies which are not Secure Tenancies

Long leasesE+W

1E+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is a long tenancy.

[F1 Introductory tenancies]E+W

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. 1 para. 1A and cross-heading inserted (4.2.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 141(1), Sch. 14 para. 5; S.I. 1997/66, art. 2 (subject to savings in Sch.)

[F21AE+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is an introductory tenancy or a tenancy which has ceased to be an introductory tenancy—

(a)by virtue of section 133(3) of the Housing Act 1996 (disposal on death to non-qualifying person), or

(b)by virtue of the tenant, or in the case of a joint tenancy every tenant, ceasing to occupy the dwelling-house as his only or principal home.]

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 1 para. 1A and cross-heading inserted (4.2.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 141(1), Sch. 14 para. 5; S.I. 1997/66, art. 2 (subject to savings in Sch.)

[F31BE+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is a demoted tenancy within the meaning of section 143A of the Housing Act 1996.]

Textual Amendments

F3Sch. 1 para. 1B inserted (30.6.2004 for E. and 30.9.2004 for specified purposes for W. and 30.4.2005 otherwise for W.) by Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 (c. 38), ss. 14, 93(1)(2), Sch. 1 para. 2(4); S.I. 2004/1502, art. 2(a)(iii) (subject to Sch.); S.I. 2004/2557, art. 2(a)(ii) (subject to Sch.); S.I. 2005/1225, art. 2(b)

Premises occupied in connection with employmentE+W

2(1)[F4Subject to sub-paragraph (4B)]a tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the tenant is an employee of the landlord or of—E+W

  • a local authority,

  • a [F5development] corporation,

  • [F6a housing action trust]

  • [F7a Mayoral development corporation,]

  • an urban development corporation,

  • F8. . ., or

  • the governors of an aided school,

and his contract of employment requires him to occupy the dwelling-house for the better performance of his duties.

(2)[F4Subject to sub-paragraph (4B)] a tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the tenant is a member of a police force and the dwelling-house is provided for him free of rent and rates in pursuance of regulations made under [F9section 50 of the Police Act 1996] (general regulations as to government, administration and conditions of service of police forces).

(3)[F4Subject to sub-paragraph (4B)]a tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the tenant is an employee of a [F10fire and rescue authority] and—

(a)his contract of employment requires him to live in close proximity to a particular fire station, and

(b)the dwelling-house was let to him by the authority in consequence of that requirement.

(4)[F11Subject to sub-paragraph (4A) and (4B)]a tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

(a)within the period of three years immediately preceding the grant the conditions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3) have been satisfied with respect to a tenancy of th dwelling-house, and

(b)before the grant the landlord notified the tenant in writing of the circumstances in which this exception applies and that in its opinion the proposed tenancy would fall within this exception.

F12. . .

[F13(4A)Except where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (4) shall become a secure tenancy when the periods during which the conditions mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), (2) or (3) are not satisfied with respect to the tenancy amount in aggregate to more than three years.

(4B)Where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (1), (2), (3) or (4) shall become a secure tenancy if the authority notify the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.]

(5)In this paragraph “contract of employment” means a contract of service or apprenticeship, whether express or implied and (if express) whether oral or in writing.

Textual Amendments

F4Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(1)-(3) inserted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(2); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

F7Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(1) inserted (15.1.2012) by Localism Act 2011 (c. 20), s. 240(1)(l), Sch. 22 para. 15

F8Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(1) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 139(2), 141(1), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

F9Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(2) substituted (22.8.1996) by 1996 c. 16, ss. 103(1), 104(1), Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 40

F10Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(3) substituted (7.9.2004 for certain purposes for E. and 1.10.2004 insofar as not already in force for E. and 10.11.2004 for W.) by Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), ss. 53(1), 61, Sch. 1 para. 62; S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2 (subject to art. 3); S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2

F11Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(4) inserted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(3)(a); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

F12Words in Sch. 1 para. 2(4) repealed (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, ss. 173, 227, Sch. 16 para. 2(3)(b), Sch. 19 Pt. VII; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

F13Sch. 1 para. 2(4A)(4B) inserted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(4); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

Land acquired for developmentE+W

3(1)A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the dwelling-house is on land which has been acquired for development and the dwelling-house is used by the landlord, pending development of the land, as temporary housing accommodation.E+W

(2)In this paragraph “development” has the meaning given by [F14section 55 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990] (general definition of development for purposes of that Act).

[F15 Accommodation for homeless persons]E+W

Textual Amendments

F15Sch. 1 para. 4 and cross-heading substituted (20.1.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 216(3), Sch. 17 para. 3; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 2 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

[F164E+WA tenancy granted in pursuance of any function under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (homelessness) [F17or Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 (homelessness)] is not a secure tenancy unless the local housing authority concerned have notified the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.]

Textual Amendments

F16Sch. 1 para. 4 and cross-heading substituted (20.1.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 216(3), Sch. 17 para. 3; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 2 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

[F18Family intervention tenanciesE+W

Textual Amendments

F18Sch. 1 para. 4ZA and preceding cross-heading inserted (1.1.2009 for E. and otherwise prosp.) by Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (c. 17), ss. 297(1), 325; S.I. 2008/3068, art. 4(11) (with arts. 6-13)

4ZA(1)A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is a family intervention tenancy.E+W

(2)But a tenancy mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) becomes a secure tenancy if the landlord notifies the tenant that it is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.

(3) In this paragraph “ a family intervention tenancy ” means, subject to sub-paragraph (4), a tenancy granted by a local housing authority in respect of a dwelling-house—

(a) to a person (“ the new tenant ”) against whom a [F19 relevant possession order ] in respect of another dwelling-house—

(i)has been made, in relation to a secure tenancy F20...;

(ii)could, in the opinion of the authority, have been so made in relation to such a tenancy; or

(iii)could, in the opinion of the authority, have been so made if the person had had such a tenancy; and

(b)for the purposes of the provision of behaviour support services.

(4)A tenancy is not a family intervention tenancy for the purposes of this paragraph if the local housing authority has failed to serve a notice under sub-paragraph (5) on the new tenant before the new tenant entered into the tenancy.

(5)A notice under this sub-paragraph is a notice stating—

(a)the reasons for offering the tenancy to the new tenant;

(b)the dwelling-house in respect of which the tenancy is to be granted;

(c)the other main terms of the tenancy (including any requirements on the new tenant in respect of behaviour support services);

(d)the security of tenure available under the tenancy and any loss of security of tenure which is likely to result from the new tenant agreeing to enter into the tenancy;

(e)that the new tenant is not obliged to enter into the tenancy or (unless otherwise required to do so) to surrender any existing tenancy or possession of a dwelling-house;

(f)any likely action by the local housing authority if the new tenant does not enter into the tenancy or surrender any existing tenancy or possession of a dwelling-house.

(6)The appropriate national authority may by regulations made by statutory instrument amend sub-paragraph (5).

(7)A notice under sub-paragraph (5) must contain advice to the new tenant as to how the new tenant may be able to obtain assistance in relation to the notice.

(8)The appropriate national authority may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision about the type of advice to be provided in such notices.

(9)Regulations under this paragraph may contain such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the appropriate national authority considers appropriate.

(10)A statutory instrument containing (whether alone or with other provision) regulations under this paragraph which amend or repeal any of paragraphs (a) to (f) of sub-paragraph (5) may not be made—

(a)by the Secretary of State unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament; and

(b)by the Welsh Ministers unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the National Assembly for Wales.

(11)Subject to this, a statutory instrument containing regulations made under this paragraph—

(a)by the Secretary of State is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament; and

(b)by the Welsh Ministers is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

(12)In this paragraph—

  • “appropriate national authority”—

    (a)

    in relation to England, means the Secretary of State; and

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, means the Welsh Ministers;

  • behaviour support agreement ” means an agreement in writing about behaviour and the provision of support services made between the new tenant and the local housing authority concerned (or between persons who include those persons);

  • behaviour support services ” means relevant support services to be provided by any person to—

    (a)

    the new tenant; or

    (b)

    any person who is to reside with the new tenant;

    for the purpose of addressing the kind of behaviour which led to the new tenant falling within sub-paragraph (3)(a);

  • family intervention tenancy ” has the meaning given by sub-paragraph (3);

  • the new tenant ” has the meaning given by sub-paragraph (3)(a);

  • [F21relevant possession order” means—

    (a)

    a possession order under section 84 that is made on ground 2, 2ZA or 2A of Part 1 of Schedule 2, or

    (b)

    a possession order under section 84A;]

  • relevant support services ” means support services of a kind identified in a behaviour support agreement and designed to meet such needs of the recipient as are identified in the agreement. ]

[F22 Accommodation for asylum-seekers]E+W

Textual Amendments

F22Sch. 1 para. 4A and cross-heading inserted (11.11.1999) by 1999 c. 33, s. 169(1), Sch. 14 para. 81

[F234A(1)A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is granted in order to provide accommodation [F24under section 4 or Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999] .E+W

(2)A tenancy mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) becomes a secure tenancy if the landlord notifies the tenant that it is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.]

Textual Amendments

F23Sch. 1 para. 4A and cross-heading inserted (11.11.1999) by 1999 c. 33, s. 169(1), Sch. 14 para. 81

F24Words in Sch. 1 para. 4A(1) substituted (16.6.2006) by Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (c. 13), ss. 43(4)(d), 62; S.I. 2006/1497, art. 3, Sch.

F25...E+W

Textual Amendments

F254BE+W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Temporary accommodation for persons taking up employmentE+W

5(1)[F26Subject to sub-paragraphs (1A) and (1B), a tenancy is not a secure tenancy] if—E+W

(a)the person to whom the tenancy was granted was not, immediately before the grant, resident in the district in which the dwelling-house is situated,

(b)before the grant of the tenancy, he obtained employment, or an offer of employment, in the district or its surrounding area,

(c)the tenancy was granted to him for the purpose of meeting his need for temporary accommodation in the district or its surrounding area in order to work there, and of enabling him to find permanent accommodation there, and

(d)the landlord notified him in writing of the circumstances in which this exception applies and that in its opinion the proposed tenancy would fall within this exception;

F27. . .

[F28(1A)Except where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (1) shall become a secure tenancy on the expiry of one year from the grant or on earlier notification by the landlord to the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.

(1B)Where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (1) shall become a secure tenancy if at any time the authority notify the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.]

(2)In this paragraph—

  • district” means district of a local housing authority; and

  • surrounding area”, in relation to a district, means the area consisting of each district that adjoins it

Textual Amendments

F26Words in Sch. 1 para. 5(1) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(5)(a); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

F27Words in Sch. 1 para. 5(1) repealed (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, ss. 173, 227, Sch. 16 para. 2(5)(b), Sch. 19 Pt. VII; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

F28Sch. 1 para. 5(1A)(1B) inserted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(6); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3 (subject to transitional provision in Sch. para. 2)

Short-term arrangementsE+W

6E+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

(a)the dwelling-house has been leased to the landlord with vacant possession for use as temporary housing accommodation,

(b)the terms on which it has been leased include provision for the lessor to obtain vacant possession from the landlord on the expiry of a specified period or when required by the lessor,

(c)the lessor is not a body which is capable of granting secure tenancies, and

(d)the landlord has no interest in the dwelling-house other than under the lease in question or as a mortgagee.

Temporary accommodation during worksE+W

7E+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—

(a)the dwelling-house has been made available for occupation by the tenant (or a predecessor in title of his) while works are carried out on the dwelling-house which he previously occupied as his home, and

(b)the tenant or predecessor was not a secure tenant of that other dwelling-house at the time when he ceased to occupy it as his home.

[F29 Agricultural holdings etc.]E+W

Textual Amendments

F29Sch. 1 para. 8 and cross-heading substituted (1.9.1995) by 1995 c. 8, ss. 40, 41(2), Sch. para. 30

[F308(1)A tenancy is not a secure tenancy if—E+W

(a)the dwelling-house is comprised in an agricultural holding and is occupied by the person responsible for the control (whether as tenant or as servant or agent of the tenant) of the farming of the holding, or

(b)the dwelling-house is comprised in the holding held under a farm business tenancy and is occupied by the person responsible for the control (whether as tenant or as servant or agent of the tenant) of the management of the holding.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above—

  • agricultural holding ” means any agricultural holding within the meaning of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 held under a tenancy in relation to which that Act applies, and

  • farm business tenancy ”, and “ holding ” in relation to such a tenancy, have the same meaning as in the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. ]

Textual Amendments

F30Sch. 1 para. 8 and cross-heading substituted (1.9.1995) by 1995 c. 8, ss. 40, 41(2), Sch. para. 30

Licensed premisesE+W

9E+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if the dwelling-house consists of or includes premises licensed [F31 premises which, by virtue of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003, may be used for the supply of alcohol (within the meaning of section 14 of that Act)”] for consumption on the premises.

Textual Amendments

F31Words in Sch. 1 para. 9 substituted (24.11.2005) by Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17), ss. 198, 201(2), Sch. 6 para. 104; S.I.2005/3056, art. 2(2)

Student lettingsE+W

10(1)[F32Subject to sub-paragraphs (2A) and (2B), a tenancy of a dwelling-house is not a secure tenancy] if—E+W

(a)it is granted for the purpose of enabling the tenant to attend a designated course at an educational establishment, and

(b)before the grant of the tenancy the landlord notified him in writing of the circumstances in which this exception applies and that in its opinion the proposed tenancy would fall within this exception;

F33. . .

(2)A landlord’s notice under sub-paragraph (1)(b) shall specify the educational establishment which the person concerned proposes to attend.

[F34(2A)Except where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (1) shall become a secure tenancy on the expiry of the period specified in sub-paragraph (3) or on earlier notification by the landlord to the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.

(2B)Where the landlord is a local housing authority, a tenancy under sub-paragraph (1) shall become a secure tenancy if at any time the authority notify the tenant that the tenancy is to be regarded as a secure tenancy.]

(3)The period referred to in [F35sub-paragraph (2A)] is—

(a)in a case where the tenant attends a designated course at the educational establishment specified in the landlord’s notice, the period ending six months after the tenant ceases to attend that (or any other) designated course at that establishment;

(b)in any other case, the period ending six months after the grant of the tenancy.

(4)In this paragraph—

  • designated course” means a course of any kind designated by regulations made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this paragraph;

  • educational establishment” means a university or [F36institution which provides higher education or further education (or both); and for the purposes of this definition “higher education” and “further education” have the same meaning as in [F37the Education Act 1996]].

(5)Regulations under sub-paragraph (4) shall be made by statutory instrument and may make different provision with respect to different cases or descriptions of case, including different provision for different areas.

Textual Amendments

F32Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(1) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(7)(a); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3

F33Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(1) repealed (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, ss. 173, 227, Sch. 16 para. 2(7)(b), Sch. 19 Pt. VII; S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3

F34Sch. 1 para. 10(2A)(2B) inserted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(8); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3

F35Words in Sch. 1 para. 10(3) substituted (1.4.1997) by 1996 c. 52, s. 173, Sch. 16 para. 2(9); S.I. 1996/2959, art. 3

F37Words in the definition of “educational establishment” in Sch. 1 para. 10(4) substituted (1.11.1996) by 1996 c. 56, ss. 582(1), 583(2), Sch. 37 Pt. I para. 62 (with ss. 1(4), 561, 562, Sch. 39)

1954 Act tenanciesE+W

11E+WA tenancy is not a secure tenancy if it is one to which Part II of the M1Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 applies (tenancies of premises occupied for business purposes).

Marginal Citations

AlmshousesE+W

F38[12E+WA licence to occupy a dwelling-house is not a secure tenancy if—

(a)the dwelling-house is an almshouse, and

(b)the licence was granted by or on behalf of a charity which—

(i)is authorised under its trusts to maintain the dwelling-house as an almshouse, and

(ii)has no power under its trusts to grant a tenancy of the dwelling-house;

and in this paragraph “ almshouse ” means any premises maintained as an almshouse, whether they are called an almshouse or not; and “ trusts ”, in relation to a charity, means the provisions establishing it as a charity and regulating its purposes and administration, whether those provisions take effect by way of trust or not. ]

Textual Amendments

F38Sch. 1 para. 12 substituted (1.9.1992) by Charities Act 1992 (c. 41), s. 78(1), Sch. 6 para. 12; S.I. 1992/1900, art. 2, Sch. 1

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