Can I create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement with Adobe Sign?

Key terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement

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Adobe Sign is a cloud-based e-signature service that allows the user to send, sign, track, and manage signature processes using a browser or mobile device. It is part of the Adobe Document Cloud suite of services.

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. An assured shorthold tenancy can be for a bedsit, a house in multiple occupation (HMO) or a sole occupancy.

Adobe Sign do not offer an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement template. To create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement with Adobe Sign you will need to upload your own tenancy agreement template. Moreover, you won't be able to make edits to the AST in Adobe Sign once the template has been uploaded. Updating a template will therefore require updating the document outside of Adobe Sign and then uploading it again.

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Can I create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement with Legislate?


Legislate allows you to create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement which are tailored to your needs. Legislate templates are lawyer-approved and can be tailored to your specific requirements by answering simple questions.

What are the benefits of using Legislate vs Adobe Sign for creating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement?

Using an e-signature service like Adobe Sign means you need to source reliable AST templates, tailor them to your requirements with a lawyer and then circulate them with the other side for review and e-signature. Legislate replaces all these steps and tools with a single end-to-end contract management platform which offers a library of lawyer-approved templates which can be customised to your situation. Simply select the contract you would like to create, set the terms and invite parties for e-signature, directly within Legislate.

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