Tenants may choose between a periodic or fixed term tenancy.
A periodic tenancy is one that continues until either the tenant or the landlord gives written notice to end it.
A fixed-term tenancy only lasts for a set amount of time – for example, one year. The amount of time must be written on the tenancy agreement. The landlord or tenant can’t give notice to end a fixed-term tenancy early, so they both need to be very sure they want a fixed-term before they sign the tenancy agreement. Tenants should also think carefully about who they choose to live with when signing a fixed-term tenancy agreement with other tenants. If they fall out with one of the other tenants, they may not be able to get out of the tenancy.