An accommodation rental agreement usually deals with the following: If you contact me via the forum (details after 202), I can see your rental and suggest a way forward. When the Housing Act first came into force in 1988, a minimum of six months was introduced for ASTs. However, the Housing Act 1996 abolished this rule for all new leases beginning on 27 February 1997 or after the insertion of a new section 19A in the Housing Act 1988. § 19A even meant that landlords were not obliged to make available to tenants an initial temporary rental agreement, but that they could effectively grant a periodic rental agreement from the outset. The problem in housing cases is that the sums are relatively small.