What is a tenancy agreement?
An important part of renting out accommodation is to choose carefully the specific tenancy agreement. The sort of agreement set out can determine both your own and your tenants' rights within the property and how it may be used. This page sets out the available options along with landlord’s rights for each variation of agreement.
A tenancy agreement is a written or verbal contract between a landlord and a tenant that must be prepared prior to rental. The agreement must set out the legal terms and conditions that should be factored into rental accommodation in exchange for payment.
Written tenancy agreements are preferable for both the tenant and the landlord, ensuring clarity of terms avoiding any future disputes. Always ensure that the tenant is clear on all terms prior to an agreement being reached.
Landlords and tenants do have certain rights and obligations, regardless of the formality of the agreement. Rights and obligations that apply to all rental agreements, official or not are explained in the sections below.
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