23rd Of May
[description of the property]
THIS AGREEMENT is dated 23/05/2013
[NAME] of [ADDRESS] [TELEPHONE NUMBER] [E-MAIL ADDRESS] [FAX NUMBER](Landlord).
[NAME] of [ADDRESS] [TELEPHONE NUMBER] [E-MAIL ADDRESS] [FAX NUMBER](Tenant).
The definitions and rules of interpretation in this clause apply in this agreement.
Agent: person or company responsible for letting or managing the property.
Contents: the furniture, furnishings and any other items set out in the Inventory and Schedule of Condition.
Deposit: £[ ] .
First Rent Payment Date: [DATE].
HA 1988: Housing Act 1988.
HA 2004: Housing Act 2004.
Insured Risks: means fire, explosion, lightning, earthquake, storm, flood, bursting and overflowing of water tanks, apparatus or pipes, impact by aircraft and articles dropped from them, impact by vehicles, riot, civil commotion and any other risks against which the Landlord decides to insure against from time to time and Insured Risk means any one of the Insured Risks.
Inventory and Schedule of Condition: the list of Contents and description of the condition of the Property attached to this agreement and signed by the parties.
LTA 1985: Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
Rent: £[ ] per [ ].
Rent Payment Dates: [ ] day of each [ ].
Scheme Administrator: administrator of either a custodial or insurance TDS.
TDS: tenancy deposit scheme, as defined in section 212(2) of the HA 2004.
Term: a fixed term of [MONTHS/YEARS] from [DATE].
Working Day: A working day is any day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday, a bank holiday or a public holiday in [England] [Wales].
(a) make good any damage to the Property or the Contents (except for fair wear and tear) caused by the Tenant's failure to take reasonable care of the Property or Contents;
(b) replace any of the Contents which may be missing from the Property;
(c) pay any Rent which remains unpaid; and
(d) pay for the Property and the Contents to be cleaned if the Tenant is in breach of its obligations under clause 3.1 or clause 9.1.
(a) causes a nuisance, annoyance or damage to occupiers of neighbouring, adjoining or adjacent property, or the owners or occupiers of them;
(b) involves using the Property for immoral or illegal purposes; or
(c) has the effect of invalidating the insurance that the Landlord has taken out in accordance with clause 11.2 The Landlord will provide the Tenant with a summary of the relevant insurance requirements.
The Tenant shall not assign, sublet, part with or share possession of the whole or any part of the Property without the prior written consent of the Landlord (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld).
(a) keep in repair the structure and exterior of the Property (including drains, external pipes, gutters and external windows);
(b) keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the Property for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity); and
(c) keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the Property for space heating and heating water.
(a) carry out any works or repairs for which the Tenant is liable by virtue of this agreement; or
(b) keep in repair or maintain anything which the Tenant is entitled to remove from the Property.
(a) the Rent is unpaid 21 days after becoming payable whether it has been formally demanded or not;
(b) the Tenant is declared bankrupt under the Insolvency Act 1986;
(c) the Tenant has breached the agreement; or
(d) any of the Grounds 2, 8, 10-15 and 17 set out in Schedule 2 of the HA 1988 apply.This clause 12.1 does not affect any rights of the Tenant under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. The Landlord cannot evict the Tenant without a court having first made an order for possession.
(a) to inspect the condition and state of repair of the Property;
(b) to carry out the Landlord's obligations under this agreement;
(c) to carry out repairs or alterations to the next door premises;
(d) to take gas, electricity or water meter readings;
(e) for any purpose mentioned in this Tenancy or connected with the Landlord’s interest in the Property or any other property; and
(f) to show prospective tenants or purchasers around the Property.
(a) the Tenancy has come to an end;
(b) the Landlord has given two months' notice to the Tenant of the Landlord's intention to recover possession of the Property; and
(c) at least six months have passed since the date of this agreement.
(a) sent by first class post to the Landlord's address given in clause 15.4;
(b) left at the Landlord's address given in clause 15.4; or
(c) sent to the Landlord's fax number or e-mail address stated in the Parties clause.
(a) sent by first class post to the Property;
(b) left at the Property; or
(c) sent to the Tenant's fax number or e-mail address stated in the Parties clause.
(a) if delivered by hand, at the time the notice is left at the proper address;
(b) if sent by first-class post, on the second Working Day after posting; or
(c) if sent by fax, at 9.00 am on the next Working Day after transmission.
This agreement has been entered into on the date stated at the beginning of it.
Signed by [NAME OF LANDLORD] .......................................
Signed by [NAME OF TENANT] ....................................