10:08 AM, 10th September 2018, About 4 years ago 6
This may sound like a strange question amidst the climate of all the stuff going on to provide security for tenants by lengthening AST agreements with associated caveats for tenants benefit contrary to most landlords’ legitimate interests. However, I would welcome advice re the following.
My elderly brother has been offered a long term let of a flat that suits him nicely and which he can well afford. The flat owner wishes to let long term and I’m sure is genuine. My brother will wish to probably remain in the flat until he dies which means at least ten years hopefully more.
My question is can the letting be covered by an ordinary lease rather than an AST obviously with break clauses, rent reviews etc so he can remain there safely without having notice to quit served on him provided of course he adheres to the covenants which he obviously will.