Reader Question: 

“As a tenant, do I have the right to know how long the owner wants a tenant – i.e. for the short-term / long-term?” – Joanne

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How long the owner wants a tenant – should you be told?

Tenancy duration is key for feeling secure in your home, so we asked Training and Development Manager at Professionals, Jenni Wood for an answer to this question:

Jenni said in any real estate transaction (rentals or sales) the owner should be informing the tenant of any material fact that would affect the tenancy.

“The term of the lease would definitely be a material fact as this would impact on the tenant’s decision to take that property or seek out another,” she said.

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