What is a "Crown Tenancy "? | Discuss

Welcome to the Property Forum where we can share our knowledge & experiences together to become better at what we do.

 Forum Terms & Conditions

Page not looking right? Please CLICK HERE to RELOAD

Enlarge/Change font size here


Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —


— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Related Related Topics sp_TopicIcon
What is a "Crown Tenancy "?
2:32 pm

I have just had call from tenant looking for property to rent, and they asked me if I did a “Crown Tenancy”

I have Googled it and this is what I find==

” Crown Tenancies

Where the landlord is the Crown or a government department, a Crown tenancy is created. Tenants have little security of tenure and can be evicted if the landlord gives a month’s written notice and obtains a court order. “


Excuse my stupidity but I still do no understand, so can anyone explain it please?

3:08 pm
Forum Posts: 1805
Member Since:
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Since you are neither a Government Department nor Her Majesty the Queen, your answer to the enquiry will be, “No”.

Crown tenants have very little protection. A friend and a relative who died whilst a Crown tenant. No two month’s notice there, it was a very quick removal of his belongings!

3:50 pm

that still does not explain what they are exactly ?


are they meant for convicts .. or what ?

7:06 pm
Forum Posts: 1805
Member Since:
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The Crown and Government own/lease a number of properties to tenants and these are ordinary people, not convicts. As far as I can tell these tenancies fall outside the scope/protection of the rent act.

3:24 pm

Seems to be quite an oldish topic, but thought I’d add my piece as I’ve just come across this post.

A “Crown Tenant” is basically property owned by the law. You cannot be evicted, or harassed to the point in which you feel threatened by anyone who approaches or harasses you in any way, regardless of whether it is through letter, or sending by sending out Bulky Built Brain Dead Bailiffs as a last resort to use in order to evict anyone from their homes, even those who are Crown Tenants.

Until the Human Rights Act is abolished, you cannot be forced out of the premises you occupy. Even a property where a lease is left to expire, and no payment to extend it is made, is property that would then be “Crown Property”, IE the land your house stands on belongs to Her Majesty (or so she thinks).

The English Dictionary version of the phrase “A Man’s home is his Castle” is described as follows –

People (who) enjoy the position of rulers in their own homes, and others have no right to enter without the householder’s permission.”

The Legal Meaning of the Word as far as Law is concerned states:

“A man’s home is his castle is reflected in the Bill of Rights: as being “The right of the people to be secure in their houses against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated.”

Simply put, you could stay put in your property regardless of whether it’s Crown Property or not, as those who don’t pay to extend a lease which allows the land to which the house is built on, and therefore is also considered to be Crown Property can be beaten in any courts where you are asked or forced to leave the premises simply on the grounds of Human Rights, where Equality holds more Power over Law.


2:51 pm

Sorry Mixtrixx but your information is absolute rubbish. A Crown tenancy is not a “tenancy owned by the law”. A crown tenancy is owned by the Crown (Crown Estates Commissioners adminster these on behalf of the Queen) or by a government department. They have much less protection than normal assured tenancies. Ordinary citizens cannot just offer a crown tenancy, because you have to be the Crown or a government department.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 755

Currently Online:
40 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

PaulBarrett: 2897

Mary Latham: 2194

LyndonBaker: 1805

David Price: 1687

Patricia A: 999


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2586

Members: 6492

Moderators: 6

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 3

Topics: 4569

Posts: 31265

Newest Members:

dana, commercialtrust, trustpropertyservices, keai7, alex22, turtle

Moderators: SamiiB: 457, News @ Tenant Referencing: 1623, laura: 15, Chloe: 107, lucybarr: 0, jaswhite: 20

Administrators: Paul Routledge: 3418