Under the provisions of the Housing Act 1988 (“HA 1988”) in regard to a particular subset of Assured tenancies, namely Assured Shorthold tenancies (AST’s), there is a separate right to recover possession under section 21 HA 1988. Following the coming into force of the provisions of the Housing Act 1996, all Assured tenancies are assumed to be AST’s (subject to certain exceptions contained in HA 1988). Recovery of possession under section 21 HA 1988 is therefore open to the vast majority of landlords.
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