Can I create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement with DocuSign?

Key terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement

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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.

It is not possible to create an Assured shorthold tenancy agreement with DocuSign. However, if you have your own tenancy agreement template, you can use DocuSign to e-sign it. However, you will not be able to tailor the template to your requirements within DocuSign. This must happen before using DocuSign. You also can't create a lodger licence agreement with DocuSign. This needs to be provided beforehand.

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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 DocuSign for creating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement?

Using an e-signature service like DocuSign means you need to source reliable 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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