Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved understands and agrees with all of the Tenancy Agreement for a Flat’s terms. Remember that, if you have any questions, you can Ask a lawyer for advice.
Each party involved (ie the landlord and the tenant(s)) must sign the Tenancy Agreement for a Flat. If the landlord is a company or an LLP, its representative must sign.
You can sign your Tenancy Agreement for a Flat by either:
You can sign online using RocketSign.
You can send an email request inviting the other party (eg your prospective tenant) to sign.
Signing in print
Print a copy of your Tenancy Agreement for a Flat for each party.
Everybody should sign and date all copies.
Each party should keep a copy of their original signed Tenancy Agreement for a Flat.
A copy of your Tenancy Agreement for a Flat will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.
If you signed and sent your Agreement online, you should also download and securely store a copy of your Agreement for your records. If you signed in print, you should securely store your paper copy of the signed Tenancy Agreement for a Flat.
Must provide each tenant with a copy of the Agreement.
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'.
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 more information, read Deposit protection schemes and Prescribed information for tenancy deposits.
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 more information, read Energy performance certificates.
Should make an Inventory of the property and its contents or complete a Property inspection report. These documents create a record of the state of the property and its contents at the start of the tenancy, which you can compare to its state at the end.
For more information, read Legal obligations of a landlord.