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Our tenancy agreements are all approved by specialist solicitors ...so you can be sure that they are legally binding and up to date.
Our tenancy agreements have also been endorsed by the NLA (National Landlords Association)...so you can be confident that they are the right legal forms for you.
If you want to let a furnished house or flat, our choice of tenancy agreements forms are all you need to put it in writing.
This furnished tenancy agreement form comes in three versions, according to where the rental property is located:
Each tenancy agreement form is for use where the landlord does not live at the property.
Each tenancy agreement template can be used for a single tenant who occupies the property on their own, or a group of tenants who jointly occupy the property and share responsibility.
Each tenancy agreement download sets out the obligations of the landlord and the tenant(s), and comes with expert guidance notes showing clearly how to complete the form and create a legally-binding tenancy agreement.
Your “Download Now” tenancy agreement download will cover all the important issues, including:
England Law Changes effective from 1st October 2015
These changes do not apply to tenancies in Wales or Scotland
1. Government’s ‘How to Rent’ guide
For all tenancies beginning on or after 1st October 2015, landlords must provide their tenants with a copy of the government’s ‘How to Rent’ guide.
This is available to download here.
The ‘How to Rent’ guide can be provided to the tenant by email, where the tenant has notified the landlord of an email address for service. Otherwise, it must be printed off and provided to the tenant.
There is also no requirement for the landlord to re-serve the ‘How to Rent’ every time it is updated.
2. New section 21 Notice
The government has issued a new statutory section 21 notice for England which must be used when terminating tenancies which begin on or after 1st October 2015. This replaces the current section 21 notice, and can be used for tenancies which began before 1st October 2015.
Additionally, for a section 21 notice to be validly served the tenant must have at some prior stage received:
a valid Energy Performance Certificate and
a copy of the landlord’s current Gas Safety Certificate.
The final version of the new section 21 notice has yet to be released by the government, and will be available from the Lawpack site.
Tenancy deposit protection regulations came into force in Scotland on 2 July 2012. When placing a deposit in a tenancy deposit scheme, a form must be used to provide the tenant with information on where their deposit is secured. Landlords can ensure that they provide the correct information to their tenants by using our Tenancy Deposit Protection Form for Scotland. Information on deposit protection scheme providers can be found on the Scottish government website.
In Scotland, all Short Assured Tenancies which commence after 1 May 2013 require the provision of a tenant information pack to the tenant. Failure to provide a pack is a criminal offence punishable by a fine in the magistrates court. The pack must include a statement of the tenancy terms (usually the tenancy agreement), a copy of any AT5 notice served (required to create an SAT), a copy of the landlords gas safety certificate, and the specified tenant information pack document contained within the Tenant Information Packs (Assured Tenancies) (Scotland) Order 2013. Tenant information packs are available to download from the Scottish government website.
The tenancy agreement download for Scotland also includes the important Form AT5 (Scottish Notice of a Short Assured Tenancy) and a Repairing Standard provisions template letter, both of which must be given to your tenant before the tenancy agreement is signed and dated. Both these forms include expert guidance on how to complete them.
Legal notes for Northern Ireland
The tenancy agreement download for Northern Ireland also includes a Property Inventory of Furnishings, which all tenancies are required to have by law in Northern Ireland. A Rent Book is also required by law for all tenancies in Northern Ireland.
Following rules introduced on 1 April 2013, the landlord must by law protect any deposit in an approved tenancy deposit scheme. Further information can be found on the NIDirect website: Tenancy Deposit Schemes.