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We want to do a long term AST for a property we want to rent

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We want to do a long term AST for a property we want to rent from a landlord. Ideal for us is to rent for two year period without giving the landlord an option to break. Is this possible in an AST?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Property Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 6 years ago.



Thanks for your question.


Yes, it's perfectly possible. There is nothing in law preventing such a AST and in fact this is quite common.


A Landlord would not be able to resist your request on the grounds of it being not legally possible but it is obviously a matter of what you can negotiate with the landlord. They may seek detailed references or proof of income if you wish to receive a tenancy on those terms.


It's a matter of negotiation, not law.


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