It’s not such a stupid question as it seems.
Most people WILL know their tenancy type. For example, the vast majority of tenancies in England and Wales in the private sector are assured shorthold tenancies. This is the default tenancy type which is created when someone goes into a property and starts paying rent.
But not always! For example not if:
It is important that you know what tenancy type is involved (or indeed whether it is a tenancy at all) as this will affect your rights and those of your tenant.
For example, it will determine:
Because this is such a critical issue, we have a ‘Tenancy Trail’ guide on Landlord Law – a special question and answer service to help you work this out. It is now a free service.
The Tenancy Trail also provides a lot of other help and guidance in respect of the various occupation types with links to other (free) online resources and members-only information on the Landlord Law website.