Tenancy Agreements


What is a Tenancy Agreement

  Tenant Agreement Contents

A tenancy agreement is usually a written agreement concerning a tenant and a property owner, indicating the fine print of their leasing arrangement. The arrangement is likely to stipulate such circumstances as rent, the length of the tenancy, maintenance duties, the actual sum of the deposit, and whenever the property owner has the ability to visit the property.

Please note that, in case your landlord doesn’t provide you with a written tenancy contract, is always an individual's right to request one! Be cautious, and study the arrangement thoroughly. Ensure that you fully grasp and also accept the terms and conditions prior to signing it.


What your tenancy agreement should include?

  • Name and address of your landlord
  • The address of the property
  • How much the rent will be
  • Amount of the deposit
  • Duration of the tenancy
  • Bills included or excluded
  • Taking in a lodger
  • Subletting
  • How to end the tenancy

Additionally, it may include information on house rules such as: pets, visitors, and smoking.


Your tenancy can either be:

fixed-term (set for a specific period of time)
periodic (running on month by month basis)

Be careful what you signing, as the agreement may not be fair. Note that unfair terms are not legally binding. If you feel that the agreement have some unfair points such as: accepting changes to the original agreement, you are liable to pay for repairs, the landlord can visit the property whenever they like without giving you a notice.

How to End Tenancy Agreement  

Ending a Tenancy Agreement

Before you move out of your rented property, you must end your tenancy agreement first. If you don’t end your tenancy, you’ll be liable to pay rent. Details on how to end your agreement depends on whether your agreement is for a fixed terms (6 or 12 months) or is periodic (week to week or month to month).

To legally end an agreement, both sides must agree and sign the document. If your tenancy agreement is on fixed term basis, the tenant can’t just leave the property whenever they want, but have to wait until the agreement expires. However, there might be some exceptions wheres both parties can end the agreement before the end of the fixed term.



Related Topics:
Lodger Agreements

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