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The following is a very basic example of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) that we use and can not be relied upon.  It is essential to remember that the complexity and length of the agreement may vary based on your specific needs, local regulations, and the specifics of your rental situation. This template is still just a starting point, and it’s crucial to seek legal advice and consider local laws when creating a comprehensive tenancy agreement. Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement This Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (“the Agreement”) is made and entered into on [Date], between: Landlord’s Information
  • Full Name of Landlord: [Landlord’s Full Name]
  • Landlord’s Address: [Landlord’s Address]
(“Landlord”) Tenant’s Information
  • Full Name of Tenant(s): [Tenant’s Full Name]
  • Tenant’s Address: [Tenant’s Address]
(“Tenant”) Property Information
  • Address of the Property: [Property Address]
1. Term of Tenancy: 1.1 The term of this tenancy shall begin on [Start Date] and shall continue until [End Date]. After this initial term, the tenancy may roll over to a periodic tenancy with [Monthly/Weekly] periods or be renewed with a new agreement, subject to the terms herein. 2. Rent: 2.1 The monthly/weekly rent is set at [Monthly/Weekly Rent Amount] and is due on the [Due Date] of each month/week. 2.2 The Tenant shall pay the first month’s rent of [Monthly/Weekly Rent Amount] before taking possession of the property. Additionally, a security deposit of [Security Deposit Amount] shall also be paid upon signing this Agreement. 2.3 The Landlord will provide the Tenant with a written receipt for each payment received, stating the amount, date, and the purpose of the payment. 3. Deposit: 3.1 The security deposit, as mentioned in Section 2.2, will be held in compliance with the applicable deposit protection scheme as required by law. The details of this scheme will be provided to the Tenant within the stipulated time frame. 4. Permitted Use: 4.1 The Tenant agrees to use the Property solely for residential purposes and not for any commercial, trade, or unlawful activities. 5. Maintenance and Repairs: 5.1 The Landlord shall ensure that the Property is maintained in good and habitable condition throughout the tenancy, including all necessary repairs. 5.2 The Tenant agrees to report any necessary repairs promptly to the Landlord, using the contact information provided in this Agreement. 5.3 The Tenant is responsible for minor maintenance such as replacing light bulbs and keeping the Property clean and tidy. 6. Entry and Inspections: 6.1 The Landlord reserves the right to enter the Property for essential inspections, maintenance, or repairs, with at least [Notice Period] notice, except in cases of emergency. 6.2 The Tenant agrees to allow access to the Property during reasonable hours for the purposes mentioned in Section 6.1. 7. Termination and Notice: 7.1 Either party may terminate this Agreement in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and the following notice periods:
  • The Landlord shall give [Landlord’s Notice Period] written notice.
  • The Tenant shall give [Tenant’s Notice Period] written notice.
8. Governing Law: 8.1 This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [Jurisdiction]. 9. Additional Terms and Conditions: 9.1 [Additional Terms and Conditions can be listed here, if applicable.] 10. Signatures: Both parties have read and agreed to the terms of this Agreement. Landlord’s Signature: ______________________ Date: __________ Tenant’s Signature: ______________________ Date: __________       Remember to customise it to your specific needs and local regulations, and you must get legal advice to ensure compliance with the latest laws in your jurisdiction.