Can I create an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement with HelloSign?

Key terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement

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HelloSign is a US based provider of e-signatures which was acquired by Dropbox in 2019. HelloSign’s product suite spans capabilities like eSignature and online fax with HelloSign and HelloFax, to fully customizable document workflow solutions with HelloWorks and HelloSign API.

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.

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

Using an e-signature service like HelloSign 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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