I have been looking for a share-house room in Handsworth, Birmingham few days ago and almost every ad has a 6 month tenancy rule. Many landlords can not negotiate that, and stick with the 6 months. Why there is no option to display the notice period within the ad itself. This make it easier to navigate the options. Have you been able to rent for a shorter period despite the 6 months minimum tenancy ? and do you discuss the notice period before renting ?
Most rental periods are six months because insurers mandate it.
This is an industry norm, hence why it is not displayed.
If you want a shorter let I suggest you find accommodation willing to accommodate which may be more expensive eg airbnb.
You may need widen your search to longstay hotels.
do you recommend discussing the notice period before renting ? I believe there should be an exit. I mean giving 1 month notice will be enough to exit the contract and move out.
The notice period will be documented in your contract
They are usually a month at the end of a fixed term but may be two at the end of a periodic
@najeb3 6 months is the legal minimum period of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). Anything shorter than 6 months is a short term let. As A_A says you’ll need to be looking at different sites to OpenRent