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Specimen Tenancy Agreement

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(in accordance with Part I of the Housing Act 1988)

LANDLORD(S): TENANT(S):

DWELLING HOUSE:

The DWELLING HOUSE will be let for a FIXED TERM of _____ months from:____________________ (commencement date) For a RENT of _____________per week/month (delete as applicable) payable in advance payable on___________of each week/month

(delete as applicable)

The LANDLORD agrees to let the DWELLING HOUSE to the TENANT(S) at the RENT payable as set out above for the duration of the FIXED TERM. The DEPOSIT is ______________ and will be protected by a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme. The LANDLORD will provide details of which scheme is being used to the tenant within 14 days of the commencement of the tenancy, or as required by law. This agreement creates an ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY within the meaning of Part I, Chapter II of the Housing Act 1988. The landlord has an absolute right to recover possession at the expiry of the fixed term, and at any point thereafter, by following the procedures as specified in Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, as amended. If the FIXED TERM ends, and no new tenancy

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agreement has been signed, a statutory periodic tenancy is automatically created. If the LANDLORD believes that the tenant has broken any part of this agreement, and wishes to recover possession of the DWELLING HOUSE prior to the end of the FIXED TERM, the tenant must first be served with notice in accordance with Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, as amended. The TENANT(S) agree(s) with the LANDLORD: to pay the RENT as it becomes due to pay all charges in respect of water supply, and sewerage services to the property 3) to pay for all gas, electricity and other utilities at the property 4) not to decorate the DWELLING HOUSE without first obtaining the permission of the LANDLORD 5) to use the DWELLING HOUSE as a private residence only (i.e. not to run a business from the DWELLING HOUSE) 6) not to sub let the DWELLING HOUSE, or any part thereof 7) to allow the LANDLORD access to the DWELLING HOUSE for the purposes of inspecting its condition, or carrying out repairs, provided that they have been given 24 hours notice in writing. 8) To allow the LANDLORD reasonable access to the DWELLING HOUSE during the last 28 days of the tenancy in order that prospective tenants may view the premises. 9) To give the LANDLORD a copy of any notice given under the Party Wall etc Act 1996 within 5 working days of receiving it, and not to do anything as a result of the notice unless requested to do so in writing by the LANDLORD. 10) Should any of the TENANT(S) belongings be left in the DWELLING HOUSE after the tenancy has ended, the LANDLORD will only retain them for 28 days. The LANDLORD will be entitled to assume the belongings are no longer required if not contacted in writing by the TENANT(S) within this period. The LANDLORD will be entitled to charge the former TENANT(S) for the cost of storage in these circumstances. 11) Should the landlord wish to serve a notice on the TENANT(S) under either Section 8 or Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, the notice will be deemed served if sent by first class post to the DWELLING HOUSE specified in this agreement. This does not prevent the LANDLORD from using other methods of service.
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The LANDLORD agrees: 1) To allow the TENANT(S) quiet enjoyment of the DWELLING HOUSE 2) To carry out all necessary repairs, other than those that were caused by malicious acts by the TENANT(S) or any person that was in the DWELLING HOUSE with the permission of the TENANT(S).

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3) Where the RENT is payable weekly, to provide the TENANT(S) with a rent book that conforms to the statutory requirements 4) To follow the procedures for recovering possession of the DWELLING HOUSE as stated in the Housing Act 1988 (as amended) and to comply with the provisions of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (i.e. not to evict the TENANT(S) without first obtaining a Court Order) Should the TENANT(S) Be at least fourteen days late in paying the RENT or any part of it, whether or not the RENT has been formally demanded, or 2) Break ANY of the terms of this agreement,
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Then, subject to all relevant statutory provisions, the LANDLORD may recover possession of the DWELLING HOUSE through the County Court and the tenancy will end. NOTE: The LANDLORD must first serve the relevant statutory notice before issuing proceedings for possession. NOTICE OF LANDLORDS ADDRESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1987, SECTION 48.

Signed by the LANDLORD:_________________________ Signed by the TENANT(S):_________________________

Date:___________ Date:___________

_________________________ Date:___________ _________________________ Date:___________

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