The agreement you will sign is a legal contract between the landlord of the property and yourself. You should read the agreement carefully and ensure you understand it fully and if in doubt consult a solicitor or other qualified person.
The agreement is an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement, which means that you can stay in the property for the period of the lease, provided you meet all the obligations of the tenancy. You have the right to an initial minimum term of six months.
If the landlord wishes to end the tenancy at or after six months, we will serve what is known as a Section 21 Notice, which gives you two months’ notice before you have to leave the property.
Due to the terms of the agreement, you are contracted to remain at the property until the end of the period stated in the agreement. Should you decide to leave at the end of the period stated in the agreement, you must notify us in writing, giving a minimum of one month’s notice prior to the end of the period.
Please Note: Should you vacate the property prior to the end of the contracted period, whether or not you give a month’s notice you will be liable for all rent payments due until the end of the contracted period, or until we are able to find a replacement tenant. You will also be liable for the landlord’s re-letting fee for the new tenancy.
Every adult that moves into the property (eighteen years old and above) must be named on, and must sign the tenancy agreement.
Please be aware that it will be a breach of the agreement should anybody else move into the property during your tenancy without express written permission from the landlord. Should permission be granted, a new tenancy agreement will be drafted and must be signed by all adults and a further fee payable.
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