Staying in your home

You have a legal right to stay in your home for as long as your tenancy agreement says.

If your agreement is for a fixed period of time you normally have the right to stay in your home for at least 6 months. If the fixed period is longer than 6 months you have a right to stay as long as the fixed term lasts.

You keep this right so long as:

  • you do not break the law and
  • you do not break the terms of your tenancy agreement.

Shelter video – 3 steps to eviction

Citizens Advice Bureau – rights to stay in your home

Choose 1 of the 4 options below

Option 1: Notice about leaving

Option 2: Staying after the notice period runs out

Option 3: Staying after a possession order

Option 4: Sorting out problems with eviction

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