Landlord Tenancy Agreement
Our Landlord Tenancy Agreement is suitable for entering into a standard residential tenancy.
The Landlord Tenancy Agreement is another name that is used to refer to an assured shorthold tenancy agreement. An assured shorthold tenancy is the most used tenancy agreement available. It is designed for the short term letting of a property. The main section of the tenancy agreement sets out the time period of the lease and the amount of the rent. For a tenant, the agreement allows them to feel safe that their rent will not be unduly increased during the tenancy and that if they are overcharged they can take legal action.
The assured shorthold tenancy is based on the Housing Act of 1988 which states that the property to be let must be the tenant’s main home and that the tenant must be an individual. A landlord can offer this tenancy agreement to any new tenant that has agreed to the terms and the rental amount. Both the landlord and the tenant must sign it. Once this has been done the document is legally binding.
The landlord's obligations in the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement outline what the landlord is agreeing to in relation to use of the property. For example, that the let property and its contents are the tenant's for the term and at the rent mentioned at the top of the tenancy agreement.
The landlord cannot interfere with the tenant’s use of the property, provided that the tenant is acting within their rights granted under agreement. The landlord also agrees in the landlord tenancy agreement to pay the deposit balance to the tenant as soon as possible after the tenancy has ended. Any reasonable costs that the landlord has incurred, for example as a result of damage to the property caused by the tenant, can be taken out of the deposit. The landlord also agrees to keep the structure and exterior of the property in good repair for the tenant and to comply with the Fire and Safety regulations of 1988 and the Gas Safety regulations in relation to the property and its contents.
Using Our Landlord Tenancy Agreement
This tenancy agreement for landlords is very easy to use and can be quickly edited to suit the individual requirements of your property letting. The landlord agreement template can be downloaded in Word for easy editing either online or on your computer.
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