Outline assured shorthold
Residential Landlord has created this outline tenancy agreement which can
form the basis of most letting arrangements. This is available to download, and amend freely to suit your needs by completing the form below.
Since 28 February 1997 all private residential property
tenancies granted to private individuals for a term of
less than 21 years and at a rental of less than £100,000
per annum will generally be assured shorthold tenancies.
There is no minimum requirement for the fixed term. However,
landlords cannot recover possession under Section 21 of
the Housing Act 1988 during the first six months of an
When approved by both landlord and tenant, a tenancy agreement
is a legally binding document.
Our outline agreement, which can be used both in respect
of houses and flats, is suitable for tenancies granted
for terms of three years or less. Additional considerations
apply to agreements for tenancies of longer than three
years – such as the need for rent review and insurance
The outline documentation also includes a guarantee document
(to be used where compliance with tenants’ obligations
is to be guaranteed by a third party) and explanatory
notes. Landlords should read the outline agreement, guarantee
and explanatory notes carefully before customising and
finalising the content. They should seek legal advice
any aspects of the documentation which is unclear.
Although the agreement is suitable for use in most tenancies,
any landlords with special circumstances or considerations
relating to their properties or tenants are advised to
seek legal advice before completion.
download the outline tenancy agreement in Word
complete the following:
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