Sole occupancy Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement with shared facilities

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Shared facilities can cause the most friction between a landlord and tenants iduring a tenancy if they are not clearly spelt out in the tenancy agreement.

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 sole occupancy tenancy agreement is when a tenant rents the entire property and has exclusive possession of the property. This means that the landlord needs to seek permission to enter and can only repossess the property from the tenant by serving a notice under certain conditions. The conditions for serving a notice will depend on the status of the tenancy (within the initial term, at a break point or rolling) and whether the tenant has breached the terms of the tenancy agreement or not.

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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.

When granting shared faciliites in a tenancy agreement it is also important for specifying potential conditions around the use of these shared facilities.

Legislate's assured shorthold tenancy allows you to specify the shared facilities if there are any.

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