Entering into a tenancy agreement is not always as straightforward as you would imagine.
One option is the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST), most frequently used when letting residential properties. An AST covers a fixed period (usually 6 or 12 months) and allows the tenant a guaranteed stay for the period you’ve agreed.
As a landlord this provides you with security on the length of stay and on the rent you’ll receive. If you’re the tenant it will make sure you are protected against rent increases and give you the right to challenge excessively high rent or unreasonable increases in your rent.
However there are some things you need to bear in mind when setting up (or contesting) an AST, such as notice periods, extensions, deposit clauses, written notice periods on both sides and, in the worst case scenario, the eviction process.
If you are a landlord or a tenant and would like to discuss a tenancy agreement, please email Robert Parsonson or call Robert on 01865 594269