Tenancy Agreements

Tenancy Agreements

A tenancy agreement is a contract between the landlord and tenant. It is most likely to be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement (AST), which is regulated by the Housing Act 1988 as amended, and provides limited security of tenure to the tenant. Although the content of tenancy agreements varies, they should contain the following clauses:

  • Details of the parties involved
  • The date that the tenancy began
  • The duration of the tenancy
  • Details of the initial deposit that the tenant should pay and how it is to be protected
  • Details of the monthly rent, when it is due and how it is to be paid
  • The length of notice that the tenant and landlord need to give to end the tenancy
  • Details of the tenant’s obligations while renting the property
  • A provision confirming that the tenant is not liable for fair wear and tear to the property

The tenancy agreement should be signed by the tenant and the letting agent, or the landlord if no agent is involved. It can subsequently be changed if both parties agree. We recommend that you seek advice from a letting agent or independent legal advice on the terms of the proposed tenancy agreement.

Initial Deposits

Initial deposits cover the landlord against missing items or any damage caused by the tenant.

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Your property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.