Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (No Guarantor)



Use this Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement when letting a house or flat when no Guarantor is required.

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  • Tenancy Deposit Scheme compliant
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Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement

An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement is the type of tenancy agreement that a landlord of residential property must put in place when renting their property to a tenant.

The Housing Act 1996 states that every tenancy agreement for residential property created after 1997 will automatically be deemed to be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) unless the parties agree in writing to the contrary. If they agree otherwise, the tenancy must then either be an Assured Tenancy or a Regulated Tenancy. Both of these other tenancy agreements give far greater rights of occupation to the tenant and are only generally used by Housing Authorities.

An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement has certain clauses implied into it by the Housing Act 1996. These clauses relate to the rights of the parties to stipulate notice periods and the right of the tenant to require that their deposit (if one is taken) is held in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme rules. You can read our guide to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme for more details. Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement template contains all of the required implied clauses as well as other clauses designed to make sure that the foundation for your rental relationship is as solid as it can possibly be.

This version of our Shorthold Tenancy Agreement does not contain provision for a guarantor. This is the most popular version of an AST. However, if you are intending to rent to students or low income individuals then you may wish to consider using our Assured Shorthold Tenancy with Guarantor. In that agreement, the guarantor is included as a party to the agreement and must sign at the end of the agreement alongside the landlord and the tenant but will not become an active party under the agreement until such time as the tenant defaults on one or more of their obligations.

Using Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement

Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement can be downloaded in both Word and PDF format for your ease of use. If you create your agreement from within your customer control panel you may wish to then save it in PDF format so that you can then send it directly to your tenant electronically if required. This way you know that they cannot change the terms in the AST before signing. If you are intending to print the agreement before sending it then it does not matter what format you save the agreement in.

You can add additional clauses to the AST template if you wish but unless you have previous legal drafting experience we would recommend that you take advice before making any major additions to the agreement template.

If the agreement template is updated by us we will send you an automatic update email to confirm that the agreement has been updated and explain what changes have been made. Updates do not occur very often but as and when the law changes our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement will be updated accordingly. All updated documents will be automatically sent free of charge to your personal online control panel.

Our AST has been drafted by a specialist residential property solicitor so that you can be confident it will cover your needs suitably and is very easy to customise to fulfill your requirements.

Clauses in Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement

You can view a full preview of our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement by clicking the 'Preview' button at the top of this page before you buy. Our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement contains the following clauses:

1. Interpretation
2. Grant of the Tenancy
3. Rent
4. Deposit
5. Tenancy deposit Scheme
6. Tenant's Obligations
7. Landlord's Obligations
8. Utilities and Council Tax
9. Landlord's Right to Re Enter
10. Ending the Tenancy
11. Notices
12. Law and Jurisdiction
Schedule - Inventory

If you have any questions regarding this Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement template then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Associated Documents

We have a whole range of Tenancy Agreement Templates that you can view in our Personal Documents section as well as all of the notices and forms commonly required by a landlord.