If so, Mercian Law can help.
As a solicitor practice we are sometimes asked for a short template tenancy agreement that clients can amend themselves. Mercian Law have many tenancy agreements, but we never supply clients with templates and do not recommend they be purchased online or downloaded for free. The reason being:
Tenancy agreements are essential, they provide a written record of your agreement and they include the clauses that protect you and your property.
For private landlords almost all new tenancies commencing after 15th January 1989 will be a six-month fixed term Assured Shorthold Tenancy.
It cannot be an AST if:
Your tenants statutory rights cannot be excluded regardless of any contractual provision in your tenancy agreement. Under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 such clauses are deemed invalid.
Prior to the tenancy commencing and giving the tenants keys to your property, you must provide your tenants with or undertake the following:
Mercian Law can assist in drafting the terms of your tenancy agreement specific to you and your property. As a responsible landlord, you will want your tenancy agreements to reflect the law and be enforceable. Drafting and amending them yourself exposes you to the risk of the clauses being unenforceable.
Having a properly drafted tenancy agreement should help to keep disagreements to a minimum because both you and your tenant know where you stand. Usually our tenancy agreements are quite long in order to provide all the required protections.
Our tenancy agreements are drafted by a qualified solicitor and are regularly updated. They are in plain English and easy to understand to prevent clauses being unfair or invalid.
What should be included in your Tenancy Agreement?
If you purchased the property with tenants already in occupation, a S48 Notice must be served upon completion of the purchase for you to be able to claim the rent.