Improve tenant satisfaction with a clear and easy-to-understand bedsit tenancy agreement which is lawyer-approved and tailored to your specific situation.
An assured shorthold tenancy agreement (also known as an AST) allows a landlord to let a property to a tenant. The term of an assured shorthold tenancy agreement is usually 6 or 12 months and will usually convert to a rolling periodic tenancy at the end of the initial term.
A bedsit is a form of accommodation made up of a single unit in a property with shared facilities. A bedsit can be part of a HMO if the property has 3 or more tenants who make up more than one household. The landlord will have additional responsibilities including making sure the rooms are a certain size if the property is classed as a HMO. In this case, depending on where the property is located the landlord might need a licence from the local council.
A tenancy agreement must state if the landlord has a superior landlord or not. This is a person or company the landlord has a superior lease with. The landlord must also have the permission from the superior landlord to let the property to a tenant in the first place.
A bedsit in a property which is not classed as a HMO might require a lodger licence agreement if the landlord is living in the same property and it is their main home. In this case, the occupier of the bedsit will classified as a lodger and will not have exclusive possession of their bedsit. The notice requirements will also be different.
Legislate's assured shorthold tenancy agreement offers the appropriate wording for confirming the presence of a superior landlord or not. This provides complete transparency to the tenant that the landlord has the right to let them the property.
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