security of tenure

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Statutory protection given to tenants that restricts landlords' rights to obtain possession and may give the tenant a right to demand a new tenancy at the end of a fixed term. The conditions for obtaining possession vary according to the kind of tenancy, but a court order is usually required. See agricultural holding; assured agricultural occupancy; assured shorthold tenancy; assured tenancy; business tenancy; long tenancy; protected occupancy; protected tenancy; secure tenancy; statutory tenancy.

Subjects: Economics — Law.

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