Are there any categories of residential leases that are subject to specific laws (e.g. short term leases for tourists; state supported leases for low income tenants, leases for students, etc.)?
The default for all residential tenancies is the assured shorthold tenancy. However, Schedule 1 of the Housing Act 1988 contains certain tenancies which cannot be assured shorthold tenancies, for example resident landlords and tenancies where the rent payable is greater than £100,000 per annum.
A brief list of the exclusions are: