Between - The "Landlord"
The Tenants are hereby notified that notices (including notices in proceedings) must be served on the Landlord by Tenants at the following address.
And The "Tenant " (note that under an AST a maximum of 4 Tenants is permitted)
And (if applicable) The "Guarantor" Where there is a Guarantor, add their full name and address. The signing of this Agreement must then be witnessed
Relating to The "Property" including, if applicable, the Landlord's possessions listed in the "Inventory"
The Property is supplied
HELP Furnished or Unfurnished
For the "Term" of
The "Commencement" - (subject to vacant possession being available)
"Expiry" on (but continuing thereafter by virtue of statute, until notice is given and vacant possession is returned to the Landlord)
The "Administration Fee" for entering into this tenancy is
£ Optional should be no more than reasonable costs of starting the Tenancy, approx £150
The "Rent" is
The "Rent Payment Day" Payable in advance on the
Rent Payment Day
(E.G. 1st Sunday)
The Tenant must pay a "Deposit" of
(Where no Deposit is received write "NIL")
£ amount paid or NIL
The "Deposit Scheme" if applicable is
Select as specified on the Agreement
The "Lead Tenant" Where there is more than one Tenant, the person nominated to act on behalf of you all jointly and inpidually when dealing with the Deposit will be the first named person on the tenancy (in accordance with clause 2.4)
If the Agreement is signed today but commences at a later date then the signing should be witnessed
Payment Obligations and Tenancy Deposits Clause are as follows
These are sections 1 & 2 of 9 of the TENANCY AGREEMENT
1.1. The Rent must be paid in advance on the Rent Payment Day specified in this Tenancy Agreement. If the Rent is late, the Landlord can charge interest at 3% above the Bank of England base rate and interest will be charged until the date full payment is received.
1.2. Obligations/liabilities of more than one person shall be "joint and several" (which means that, for example, they will each be liable for all sums due under this Tenancy Agreement and not just for a proportionate part of it)
1.3. If Rent is received from a third party that will be accepted from them as the Tenant's agent. The Landlord will not intend to create a tenancy with any person who pays Rent on the Tenant's behalf
1.4. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Landlord, The Tenant must arrange to be billed, for and pay charges in respect of water sewerage and environmental charges for the property, and to pay for utility supplies consumed and the television licence fee for the property. The Tenant agrees to remain liable for these items after the Expiry of this Tenancy Agreement until the tenancy has legally ended. Where the Tenant allows, either by default of payment or specific instruction, the utility or other services to be cut off, whether during or at the end of the tenancy, the Tenant is to pay, or be liable to pay, the costs associated with reconnecting or resuming those services.
TIP Inform suppliers when the Tenant Moves see People to Inform
1.5. The Tenant will be liable for Council Tax unless the property is a HMO, only then will the Landlord be liable.
1.6. Rent Increase- The Landlord may increase the Rent after the Expiry of the fixed term of the Tenancy Agreement by giving the Tenant at least one months' notice in writing prior to a Rent Payment Day specifying the amount of the new rent. The Landlord will not increase the Rent during the fixed term of the tenancy.
1.7. The Tenant does not need to pay Rent for any day during which the Property is uninhabitable. This does not apply if the Property is uninhabitable because the Tenant or their guests or family did something (or failed to do something) which invalidated the Landlord's insurance policy in respect of the Property.
1.8. If the Tenant is in breach, then they may be liable to pay the Landlords reasonable costs that include VAT: If the Landlord has to send a letter because the Tenant has broken the Tenancy Agreement (including owing rent) a cost not exceeding £25; Costs for any payment that does not clear is recalled or fails a cost not exceeding £30; for a Section 8 Housing Act 1988 notice because of a breach of this Agreement a cost not exceeding £50 if the Tenant does not respond to the notice, and as a result the Landlord has to visit the Tenant at the Property, a cost not exceeding £50; if the Landlord has genuine reasons for believing that the Tenant has abandoned the Property and has to visit the Property and make enquiries of neighbours and authorities a cost not exceeding £50.
1.9. Any other reasonable costs or losses suffered by the Landlord resulting from conduct of or damage caused by the Tenant or any person they have invited into the Property or who is permitted to live there
2.1. The Tenant is not entitled to any interest in respect of the Deposit unless the Deposit Scheme rules so provide.
2.2. Subject to the Deposit Scheme rules, the Deposit is held to pay for any financial loss suffered by the Landlord because of the breach of any Tenant obligation outlined under this Tenancy Agreement including non-payment of Rent or utility/Council Tax bills, damage to the Property or any of the items listed on the Inventory.
2.3. Subject to the TDS Rules, the Landlord will return the Deposit, within 10 days. Before the Deposit is refunded, the Tenant must be able to demonstrate that bills for charges for which they were liable for the duration of the tenancy, have been paid. If there is a disagreement and we cannot agree any of these amounts, the matter will be decided by the county court or dealt with in accordance with the TDS Rules.
2.4. The Lead Tenant- Where there are, multiple Tenants the first named shall be the representative to act on behalf of you all jointly and individually when dealing with the Deposit. Another of you can replace the Lead Tenant, so long as we are notified in writing by a majority of you. If no Lead Tenant is specified then the first or only named Tenant shall be the Lead Tenant.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.