Legislate provides a configurable HMO Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement as well as tips on how to create one.
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 house in multiple occupation (HMO) is a property rented out by 3 or more people forming more than one household. Depending on the location of the property, a landlord might need a HMO licence. A HMO tenancy agreement is an agreement between the landlord and a tenant and will grant exclusive possession to a room in the shared house as well as access to shared facilities such as a kitchen, communal areas and a bathroom. Landlords who rent out a HMO have additonal responsibilities which need to be clearly spelled out in the assured shorthold tenancy agreement.
A rental property might include shared facilities such as an accessway, garden or parking and it is important to detail them in the tenancy agreement to avoid confusion.
Communal areas and facilities in a HMO property need to be maintained and cleaned by the landlord. A HMO kitchen must also be equipped with sinks with draining boards, hot and col water, equipment to cook food, electrical sockets, worktops, cupboards, refrigerators, refuse disposal facilites and appropriate extractor fans, fire blankets and fire doors. A HMO might have additional shared facilities such as a parking space or garden which will be the responsibility of the HMO tenants.
Legislate's assured shorthold tenancy allows you to specify the shared facilities if there are any.
Classifying property and your obligations.
What to do when the model agreement isn't suitable
The basic rights that both tenants and landlords are entitled to.