If a minimum term is required it should not exceed six months from when the tenant first moves in with no further minimum terms allowed. Tenants could reasonably be charged a penalty of, say, two month’s rent if they leave within six months.
A non-student sharing a house or flat with students should be charged council tax only on his share of the dwelling, not on the entire dwelling.
Why does this idea matter?
Important because renting should be flexible.
People’s may circumstances change. A student may drop out of university. An employee may lose his job or have to move.