A tenancy gives the tenant a legal interest in the land and property - in effect, legal ownership for the period of the tenancy. Tenancies can take several forms:
A tenancy is an "estate in land", granted for a determined period of time ("term of years" or "fixed-term" - 6 months, 1 year, 21 years, 99 years etc), or a specific period (a periodic tenancy - yearly, monthly, weekly, even daily). In repect of an AST these are weekly, monthly or every 4 weeks [lunar], monthly. Others could apply but are not recommended due to the implications when dating the expiry of eviction notices
In return for the "time limited" but exclusive use and possession of the land (and any building/s on the land), the tenant pays their landlord a rent.
Freeholder (owner) Landlord grants tenancy to:
A license is different - it gives the "tenant" permission to occupy only. The tenant therefore
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.