Property Jargon

Renting a home is an exciting adventure – don’t let the property jargon get in your way!

Our property letting jargon-buster will help you cut through the industry terms to explain in clear language what it all means.


If you’re late paying your rent to your landlord, you are in arrears. Contact your landlord straight away if you are having trouble meeting payments.

Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

This is the most common rental agreement for individual tenants. Both parties have assurance in the tenancy as end dates are agreed.