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Room rental agreement checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the tenancy agreement. Remember that if you have any questions you can Ask a lawyer.

Each person or business involved (the parties) must sign the tenancy agreement. If the landlord is a company or LLP, then its representative must sign.

Signing online

  1. Select to sign online.

  2. Each party will receive an email invite to sign.

Signing in print

  1. Print a copy for each landlord and each tenant (the parties).

  2. Every party must sign and date each copy.

When does the tenancy start?

The tenancy starts on the date specified in the room rental agreement.

The landlord:

  1. Must provide each tenant with a copy of the agreement.

  2. Must provide each tenant (free of charge) with a copy of the Department for Communities and Local Government's publication "How to rent: Checklist for renting in England", if the property is located in England only.

  3. Must register with Rent Smart Wales, if the property is located in Wales only.

  4. Obtain a licence with Rent Smart Wales, if self-managing, or ensure they appoint a licenced managing agent, if the property is located in Wales only.

  5. Must place any deposit provided into a tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days, and must provide the tenant with details of the scheme and a receipt for the deposit. For further information read Deposit protection schemes and Prescribed information for tenancy deposits.

  6. Must provide the tenant (free of charge) with an up-to-date Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and gas safety certificate. An EPC gives information on energy efficiency of the property. For further information read Energy performance certificates.

  7. Should make an inventory of the property and its contents.

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