What does AST stand for?
Which of the following precludes a tenancy from being an AST?
A landlord uses a letting agent to manage his properties using their full management service. If the letting agent fails to register the deposit, whose responsibility would this be?
The landlord is always responsible for the deposit in the eyes of the law. The landlord may have a separate claim against the letting agent (if the contract between letting agent and landlord stipulates that the former is responsible) - however the fault lies with the landlord and it is up to them to countersue the letting agent separately for any losses.
You are looking to let a property for the first time. When do you need to get an EPC by?
For tenancies beginning after February 1997, the minimum length for an Assured Shorthold Tenancy is...
There is actually no minimum required for an AST - so it can be as short as a day. However, it is worth noting that possession orders are not enforceable in the first 6 months of a tenancy.