This is a sample tenancy agreement form
for reference only. Student Accommodation UK cannot be held responsible
for any errors, omissions, use or validation of this agreement.
agreement is a legally binding document. Signing it means that the
landlord/lady is temporarily transferring possession of the property
concerned to the property concerned to the tenant named below. The
landlord/lady should be aware that the property couldn’t be repossessed
before the tenancy expires unless the tenant gives up the tenancy or
breaks the tenancy agreement, and that in the latter case a court order is
required. The tenant should be aware that s/he is bound for the full term
of the tenancy and will not be released from his/her obligations (for
example, to pat rent) before the tenancy expires without the consent of
student accommodation agreement
TERM ASSURED SHORT HOLD TENANCY AGREEMENT
letting property under Part I of the Housing Act 1988, as amended by the Housing
NOTE THAT THE CONTAINED IN THIS BOX (AND ALL SUBSEQUENT BOXES) IS FOR
INFORMATION/GUIDANCE ONLY AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF THE AGREEMENT.
TO THE AGREEMENT
this agreement names two or more individuals as tenants the obligations are
enforceable against all of them jointly and against each of them separately.
The tenant should be aware that if two or more
persons are named as tenants in this agreement, then it is probable that
a joint tenancy has been created. This means that all the persons named
may, for example, be held responsible for each other’s rents.
of the property;
Any Street, Any Town, X11 Y22
fixed term of
(please delete as appropriate) from
AND OTHER CHARGES
is agreed that the weekly/monthly/quarterly rent (please delete as appropriate)
for the above property shall be
and that this rent will be payable in advance by equal
weekly/monthly/quarterly payments (please delete as appropriate) on the first
payment being made on
is also agreed that this rent will be exclusive /inclusive of the following
charges (if applicable):
delete as appropriate and insert amount if inclusive)
(please specify) Exclusive/Inclusive
is agreed that the tenant will pay the landlord/lady a deposit of
that this deposit will be held by the landlord/lady as security against the
damage to the property or any shared or common parts (fair wear and tear
damage to the furnishings or other equipment provided (fair wear and tear
unpaid rent or other charges included in the rent if applicable).
is agreed that the landlord/lady will issue a receipt for this deposit and that
the full amount
any lawful deductions) will be returned to the tenant either within 14 days of
the expiry of
agreement, or within 14 days of the tenant vacating the property with the
is the sooner.
This agreement is intended to create an Assured Short hold tenancy as defined as
defined in section 20 of the Housing Act 1988. This means that the provisions
for the recovery of possession by the land/lord/lady contained in section 21 of
the Act (as amended by Section 99 of the Housing Act 19960 apply and also that
on expiry of the fixed term the tenant is extremely unlikely to have any defense
against possession proceedings.
Both parties to this agreement endorse the concept of equal opportunities and
oppose discrimination on the grounds of ethic group, nationality, sex, marital
states, family commitments, disability, age, political or religious beliefs,
spent or irrelevant criminal convictions, trade union activity, HIV status, or
of Key terms
The terms “landlord” and “tenant” include not only the persons named in
this agreement, but also any other persons who may legally succeed them.
The term “property” refers to the precise location and part of the property
concerned, plus any shared or common areas which the tenant may have use of, as
identified above. It also refers to any fixtures, furniture or effects provided
by the landlord/lady.
and Other Charges
Pay the rent at times and in the manner specified.
Pay direct to the relevant companies or other bodies concerned the full cost
of any gas, electric light or power consumed or supplied on or to the property
during the tenancy (or an appropriate proportion of the full cost if
applicable), provided that these costs are not otherwise recoverable through
Pay direct to the relevant companies or other bodies concerned the full cost
of any water rates and the amount of all charges made for the rental and use
of any telephone on the property during the tenancy (or an appropriate
proportion of the full cost if applicable), provided that these costs are not
otherwise recoverable through the rent.
Perform and observe any obligations arising under the Local Government Finance
Act 1992 (or any subsequent regulations) requiring payment of the Council Tax.
after the property
Not damage or injure the property (fair wear and tear expected) or make any
alterations or additions to it
example, redecoration which should never be undertaken without prior permission
Ensure that the furnishings and any other fixtures, fittings or effects
provided by the landlord/lady are not destroyed, damaged (fair wear and tear
expected) or removed from the property without prior permission.
Attend to any minor repairs (such as replacing light bulbs) or preventative
maintenance (such as draining the water system if the property is to be left
unoccupied during the winter) which s/he may reasonably be expected to
Notify the landlord/lady (in writing if possible) of all other repairs and/or
necessary maintenance work as soon as possible.
Permit the landlord/lady or his/her agents or employees to enter and inspect
the property from time to time provided that any such visits are pre-arranged
and are conducted at reasonable hours in the daytime (except in the case of
Permit the landlord/lady or his/her agents or employees to enter and view the
property with prospective tenants during the last three months of the tenancy
provided that any such visits are pre-arranged and conducted during reasonable
hours in the daytime.
Not sublet, assign or otherwise part with possession of the property without
prior written permission;
Not use the property for any purpose other than of a private residence;
Not do or allow to be done on the property by him/herself or anybody residing in
or visiting the property anything which may be or may become a nuisance or
annoyance to the landlord/lady or any occupiers of adjoining or neighbouring
premises or any person visiting or otherwise engaging in a lawful activity in
tenant is urged to avoid making loud noise between the hours of 10 pm and
8 am and to note that s/he may be responsible for any noise or other such
nuisance or annoyance caused by any friends or other person visiting the
Not do or allow to be done on the property anything, which may invalidate any
buildings insurance policy which may be held in respect of the property or which
may cause the premium for any such insurance to be increased. The landlord/lady
is required to produce a copy of such policy to the tenant if so requested.
Not to keep any pets on the property without the landlord/lady’s prior written
Not use the property or allow it to be used for immoral or illegal purposes
Not commit an arrest able offence in, or in the locality of, the property.
the Property Back
Hand the property back at the end of the tenancy in the same clean state and
condition as it was at the beginning (fair wear and tear excepted).
Pay for the repair or replacement of any furnishings or any other fixtures,
fittings or other equipment provided by the landlord/lady which have been
broken, lost, damaged or destroyed during the tenancy (fair wear and tear
ensure that any items of furniture or other equipment which have been moved
during the tenancy are returned to the rooms or places specified in the
(LOSING THE TENANCY)
the tenant fails to pay any part of the rent within 14 days of the date on which
it is due (whether or not it has been demanded) or otherwise breaches or fails
to perform any of the obligations set out in this agreement, then the
landlord/lady will have the right to forfeit the tenancy by re-entering and
repossessing the property.
landlord/lady agrees to;
Pay and indemnify the tenant against any rates, taxes, assessments or other
charges which may fall due or be demanded in respect of the property (except
those which are the responsibility of the tenant)
Allow the tenant to quietly posses and enjoy the property without unnecessary or
Return to the tenant any rent payable or offer suitable alternative
accommodation for any period while s/he is either prevented from taking up
occupation or is displaced from the property.
To carry out those repairs for which liability is imposed under section 11 of
the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 ( if applicable to the tenancy)
To comply with the City Council’s current ‘Guide and Standards for Houses in
Multiple Occupation in Sheffield; (if applicable) and any other relevant
statutory or other provisions.
UNDER SECTION 48 OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1987
tenant is hereby notified that notices (including notices in proceedings) must
be served on the landlord/lady by the tenant at the landlord/lady’s address at
the head of this agreement or at the following address if an address has been