Residential institutions – long and short term stay

BREEAM does not defineΒ aΒ distinction between short and long-term stay in terms of time. The distinction should be made on the basis of whether the residential institution can be considered as the occupant’s main home for a period of time. So, if the occupant stays there for 1-2 months, for example, while on a business trip, this could be considered as short term. If these are let based on a tenancy of 6 months or more, however, this would be considered long-term.