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THIS AGREEMENT dated this ________ day of ________________, ________


(the "Landlord")


(the "Tenant")

(individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties”)

IN CONSIDERATION OF the Landlord leasing certain premises to the Tenant and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:


  1. The Landlord is the owner of residential property available for rent and is legally entitled to grant this tenancy.
  1. Let Property
  2. The Landlord agrees to let to the Tenant, and the Tenant agrees to take a tenancy of the house, known as and forming ________________________________________________________________________________ (the "Property"), for use as residential premises only.
  3. No pets or animals are allowed to be kept in or about the Property without the prior written permission of the Landlord. Upon thirty (30) days' notice, the Landlord may revoke any consent previously given pursuant to this clause.
  4. Parking space is not provided under the terms of this Agreement and no vehicle may park on or about the Property.
  5. The Tenant and members of Tenant's household will not smoke anywhere on the Property nor permit any guests or visitors to smoke on the Property.
  6. Term
  7. The term of the tenancy commences on 12 August 2022 and ends on 12 August 2022 (the "Term").
  8. Should neither party have brought the Tenancy to an end at or before the expiry of the Term, then this Agreement will continue on a month to month basis thereafter until either Party will give to the other one month's notice to terminate this Agreement in accordance with the relevant legislation of  (the "Act").
  9. Rent
  10. Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, the rent for the Property is £___________ per month (the "Rent").
  11. The Tenant will pay the Rent in advance, on or before the ____________________ of each and every month of the Term to the Landlord at ________________________________________________________________________________ or at such other place as the Landlord may later designate by cash or cheque.
  12. Access
  13. At all reasonable times during the Term and any renewal of this Agreement, the Landlord and its agents may enter the Property to make inspections or repairs, or to show the Property to prospective tenants or purchasers in compliance with the Act.
  14. Tenant Improvements
  15. The Tenant will obtain written permission from the Landlord before doing any of the following:
    1. applying adhesive materials, or inserting nails or hooks in walls or ceilings other than two small picture hooks per wall;
    2. painting, wallpapering, redecorating or in any way significantly altering the appearance of the Property;
    3. removing or adding walls, or performing any structural alterations;
    4. installing a waterbed(s);
    5. changing the amount of heat or power normally used on the Property as well as installing additional electrical wiring or heating units;
    6. placing or exposing or allowing to be placed or exposed anywhere inside or outside the Property any placard, notice or sign for advertising or any other purpose; or
    7. affixing to or erecting upon or near the Property any radio or TV antenna or tower.
  16. Utilities and Other Charges
  17. The Tenant is responsible for the payment of all utilities in relation to the Property.
  18. Insurance
  19. The Tenant is hereby advised and understands that the personal property of the Tenant is not insured by the Landlord for either damage or loss, and the Landlord assumes no liability for any such loss.
  20. Absences
  21. The Tenant will inform the Landlord if the Tenant is to be absent from the Property for any reason for a period of more than twenty-eight (28) days. The Tenant agrees to take such measures to secure the Property prior to such absence as the Landlord may reasonably require and take appropriate measures to prevent frost or flood damage.
  22. If the Tenant no longer occupies the Property as its only principal home (whether or not the Tenant intends to return) the Landlord may, at its option, end the tenancy by serving a Notice to Quit that complies with the Act.
  23. If the Tenant has abandoned the Property and the Landlord is unsure whether the Tenant intends to return, the Landlord is entitled to apply for a court order for possession.
  24. If the Tenant has abandoned or surrendered the Property and the Landlord feels that the Property is in an insecure or urgent condition, or that electrical or gas appliances could cause damage or danger to the Property then the Landlord may enter the Property to carry out urgent repairs. If the locks have been changed for such urgent security reasons, the Landlord must attempt to provide notice to the Tenant of the change in locks and how they can get a new key.
  25. If there is implied or actual surrender of the Property by the Tenant, the Landlord may, at its option, enter the Property by any means without being liable for any prosecution for such entering, and without becoming liable to the Tenant for damages or for any payment of any kind whatever, and may, at the Landlord's discretion, as agent for the Tenant, let the Property, or any part of the Property, for the whole or any part of the then unexpired term, and may receive and collect all rent payable by virtue of such letting, and, at the Landlord's option, hold the Tenant liable for any difference between the Rent that would have been payable under this Agreement during the balance of the unexpired term, if this Agreement had continued in force, and the net rent for such period realised by the Landlord by means of the letting. Implied surrender will be deemed if the Tenant has left the keys behind or where the Tenant has ceased to occupy the Property and clearly does not intend to return.
  26. If the Tenant has abandoned or surrendered the Property and the Tenant has left some belongings on the Property, the Landlord will store the Tenant's possessions with reasonable care for a reasonable period of time taking into consideration the value of the items and cost to store them. Once the cost of storage is greater than the value of the items, such items may be disposed of by the Landlord.
  27. Governing Law
  28. This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of  and the Parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the  Courts.
  29. Severability
  30. If there is a conflict between any provision of this Agreement and the Act, the Act will prevail and such provisions of the Agreement will be amended or deleted as necessary in order to comply with the Act. Further, any provisions that are required by the Act are incorporated into this Agreement.
  31. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement.  Such other provisions remain in full force and effect.
  32. Amendment of Agreement
  33. This Agreement may only be amended or modified by a written document executed by the Parties.
  34. Assignment and Subletting
  35. The Tenant will not assign this Agreement, or sublet or grant any concession or licence to use the Property or any part of the Property. Any assignment, subletting, concession, or licence, whether by operation of law or otherwise, will be void and will, at Landlord's option, terminate this Agreement.
  36. Damage to Property
  37. If the Property should be damaged other than by the Tenant's negligence or wilful act or that of the Tenant's employee, family, agent, or visitor and the Landlord decides not to rebuild or repair the Property, the Landlord may end this Agreement by giving appropriate notice.
  38. Care and Use of Property
  39. The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord of any damage, or of any situation that may significantly interfere with the normal use of the Property.
  40. The Tenant will keep the Property in good repair and condition and in good decorative order.
  41. The Tenant or anyone living with the Tenant will not engage in any illegal trade or activity on or about the Property including, but not limited to, using the Property for drug storage, drug dealing, prostitution, illegal gambling or illegal drinking.
  42. The Parties will comply with standards of health, sanitation, fire, housing and safety as required by law.
  43. If the Tenant is absent from the Property and the Property is unoccupied for a period of twenty-eight (28) consecutive days or longer, the Tenant will arrange for regular inspection by a competent person. The Landlord will be notified in advance as to the name, address and phone number of this said person.
  44. At the expiration of the Term, the Tenant will quit and surrender the Property in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this Agreement, with reasonable wear and tear and reasonable damages by the elements excepted.
  45. Rules and Regulations
  46. The Tenant agrees to obey all reasonable rules and regulations implemented by the Landlord from time to time regarding the use and care of the Property and of the building, which will include any car park and common parts or facilities provided for the use of the Tenant and other neighbouring proprietors.
  47. Address for Notice
  48. For any matter relating to this tenancy, the Tenant may be contacted at the Property or through the phone number below:
    1. Name: _________________________
    2. Phone:  _________________________
  49. For any matter relating to this tenancy, whether during or after this tenancy has been terminated, the Landlord's address for notice is:
    1. Name: _________________________
    2. Address: ________________________________________________________________________________

    The contact information for the Landlord is:

    1. Phone:  _________________________
  50. The Landlord or the Tenant may, on written notice to each other, change their respective addresses for notice under this Agreement.
  51. General Provisions
  52. Any waiver by the Landlord of any failure by the Tenant to perform or observe the provisions of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of the Landlord's rights under this Agreement in respect of any subsequent defaults, breaches or non-performance by the Tenant of its obligations in this Agreement and will not defeat or affect in any way the Landlord's rights in respect of any subsequent default or breach.
  53. This Agreement will extend to and be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees, as the case may be, of each Party to this Agreement. All covenants are to be construed as conditions of this Agreement.
  54. All sums payable by the Tenant to the Landlord pursuant to any provision of this Agreement will be deemed to be additional rent and will be recovered by the Landlord as rental arrears.
  55. Where there is more than one Tenant executing this Agreement, all Tenants are jointly and severally liable for each other's acts, omissions and liabilities pursuant to this Agreement.
  56. Locks may not be added or changed without the prior written agreement of both Parties, or unless the changes are made in compliance with the Act.
  57. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  58. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
  59. Time is of the essence in this Agreement.
  60. This Agreement will constitute the entire agreement between the Parties.
  61. During the last 30 days of this Agreement, the Landlord or the Landlord's agents will have the privilege of displaying the usual 'For Sale' or 'To Let' or 'Vacancy' signs on the Property and the Tenant agrees to allow the Landlord or its agents reasonable access to the Property at reasonable times for the purpose of displaying such signs upon the Property.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF _________________________, _________________________ have duly affixed their signatures on this ________ day of ________________, ________.





The Tenant acknowledges receiving a duplicate copy of this Agreement signed by the Tenant and the Landlord on the _____ day of ____________, 20____.


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Tenancy Agreement Information

A Tenancy Agreement, also referred to as a Residential Tenancy Agreement, Short Assured Tenancy, or Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, is a contract that sets out the obligations and expectations of the relationship of a landlord and tenant(s) during the tenancy.

You may use a Tenancy Agreement if you are leasing a house, flat, house share, flat share, or room to, or from, another party.

A tenancy may either be for a fixed period, which means it ends on a certain date, or it may be periodic, which means that it runs on a week-to-week or month-to-month basis.

Do I need a Tenancy Agreement?

You may need a Tenancy Agreement if:

  • You own a home and wish to let part of the property to a friend, family member, or tenant
  • You are a tenant looking for a home or space to let
  • You are a property manager or run a tenant placement service

What does a Tenancy Agreement cover?

A Tenancy Agreement includes information such as:

  • The contact information for both parties
  • Allowances, such as if pets, smoking, or home businesses will be allowed within the property
  • The responsibilities of each party
  • Financial details, such as payment amounts and due dates, late fees, and if there will be a damage deposit
  • Option to purchase details if required

Where can I use this Tenancy Agreement?

You may use this agreement for any residential property within:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Why is a Tenancy Agreement important?

It's important to have a written contract between a landlord and a tenant in order to lay out all of the responsibilities and obligations of each party during the rental agreement. This way, both parties understand and agree to the terms, which can help to avoid conflict and disagreements in the future.

A Tenancy Agreement is designed to protect both parties' interests while ensuring that the property is maintained and cared for. Designating duties keeps the tenant in a comfortable home during the tenancy, and the landlord will receive a well-maintained home once the agreement has ended.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Tenancy Agreement FAQ - England

Tenancy Agreement FAQ - Northern Ireland

Tenancy Agreement FAQ - Scotland

Tenancy Agreement FAQ - Wales

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