UK Tenancy Agreements For Landlords
Rental Agreement Templates
If you are buying a property at auction in the UK with the intention of renting out privately to a tenant, it is of the utmost importance that you have a fully legal tenancy agreement in place before any prospective tenant moves in.
Rather than download free rental agreement templates which may hold no legal weight, it is a small price to simply pay for a completely legal rental agreement template in order to ensure you are fully covered.
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About UK Tenancy and Rental Agreements
If you are renting a property, including any property you may have purchased in one of the many UK property auctions, you really should have a legal tenancy agreement between yourself (the “landlord”) and your aspiring tenant. This type of UK rental agreement is designed to protect both the landlord and the tenant.
The contents of the tenancy agreement vary greatly depending on which part of the UK you are in. For example, England and Scotland have different laws regarding tenants and rental properties. It is therefore critical your template is designed to accommodate the laws in your part of the UK.
In England and Wales, you can simply download one of the standard rental agreement templates by clicking the link above. If your rental property is in Scotland, you may wish to download a short assured tenancy agreement. All of these options are available to you via our partners at LawDepot.
UK Rental Agreement Templates - Your Questions Answered
Do I need a tenancy agreement to rent out my property?
It is not a legal requirement in England and Wales but you are strongly advised to make sure you have a valid UK rental agreement in place. In Scotland you are required to register as a landlord and under normal circumstances a detailed tenancy agreement is required.
Can I customise the UK rental agreement template?
Yes and we advise you to do so. Using one of the generic rental agreement templates is fine but it almost certainly won't cover detailed aspects of your property. By customising your rental agreement you can make sure than any areas of concern are covered.
Can I save money by using one of these UK rental agreement templates?
Yes, you can actually save a considerable amount of money. Using your own solicitor to draw up a legal tenancy agreement can be expensive and some solicitors have been known to issue generic templates which are used for many different property types. Our advice is to customise your property lease agreement to take account of all aspects of your property.
Can I use a UK rental agreement template for a commercial property?
Yes, the selection of lease and rental agreement templates include commercial property rental as well as residential property rental. Even with this in place, we advise you to seek legal advice if renting your commercial property to a company or trading entity. Clicking our rental agreement link will allow you to customise your UK rental agreement to suit your particular set of circumstances.
UK Tenancy Agreements for Commercial Property
As well as being able to download rental agreements for UK residential property, our partners above also allow you do download and customise rental agreements for UK commercial properties, such as shops, industrial premises and other property rented for commercial reasons.
You have two general options when downloading your tenancy agreements, whether for commercial or residential properties. You can download the standard agreement, which is a simplified UK tenancy agreement containing the main items to be found in such a document. However, we strongly advise you to customise the document to make sure that every aspect of your property and the lease of your property is covered.
The main reason for customising your UK tenancy agreement is that properties, including commercial and residential, come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and ages. This is especially true in the UK where some houses can be hundreds of years old or situated within private land. Having a clear and easy to understand rental agreement means both parties have agreed to that set of terms before the contract actually begins. We also advise you to lodge a copy of your UK tenancy agreement with your solicitor or legal counsel and take whatever legal advice you deem necessary before you begin renting out your property.