Tenancy agreement advice
Free tenancy agreement advice for tenants. The tenancy agreement is a contract between you and your landlord. The tenancy agreement gives certain rights to both you and your landlord but more importantly assigns certain responsibilities to you and your landlord. It's extremely important you understand your obligations and your rights. We try to answer all your questions here.
You and your landlord make arrangements and agree certain terms about the tenancy. These terms and conditions will be part of the tenancy agreement. If there are any terms or conditions in the agreement that are in conflict with your basic legal rights, then those terms will be null and void, despite them being in the contract.
Basically, If a term in the tenancy agreement gives either you or your landlord less than your statutory rights that term cannot be enforced, so dont worry if they try it on ! Both you and your landlord have rights and responsibilities given by law.
The tenancy agreement cannot give you less than your statutory rights no matter what the landlord or any unscrupulous agent may imply or try and enforce upon you.
Know the fact's about finishing your tenancy early
You need to thoroughly understand the assured shorthold tenancy agreement before you sign - here's a few TenantsTips
Don't have an agreement? Your right to request confirmation of tenancy from your landlord
Were you given false or misleading info about your property?
When the fixed term ends you dont have to move out if you want to stay
Many tenants do not understand the phrase fixed term so here's some the info
What are penalty clauses and are they valid? - here's a few TenantsTips
Things to consider when you need to change the terms of a tenancy agreement
It is important to have the right type of tenancy agreement if your an agricultural worker
If you are an agricultural tenant then what type of tenancy you have will depend on when your tenancy started.
If you split the rent with someone else, you may be at risk
Other than letting to a minor alone of course minors also form part of whole families who may wish to rent accommodation.
Its important to make sure you do things right or it might be costly
Is your landlord doing it by the book? Find out.
Follow these guidelines to enjoy your tenancy and avoid problems with your landlord.