Renting single rooms is a difficult call. It depends on the regulation itself, but the Court of Justice has tended in recent years to prefer an AST – you should too. This means that there is no circumstance under which you can safely use a license agreement for student accommodation. We have a longer article on the best way to rent a room that provides a more detailed explanation. On the other hand, in the case of a bona foi license agreement, the tenant-licensee does not own a property on the premises and has no ownership rights. Common law principles apply, and the owner-licensor has the unlimited right to use peaceful self-help at any time to remove a licensee from the licensed premises for any reason or no reason. Under section 17 of the Registration Act 1908, it is mandatory to register the contract if the rental period exceeds 11 months. For example, the rules your landlord must follow to chase you away or the repairs he must make. Check if your agreement includes information such as: This means you`ll need a secure short-term lease for everything else, including accommodation where some rooms are shared, but each resident has their own room with a lock…