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There are many obligations and legal requirements that need to be fulfilled when leasing property, as well as a lot of information you need to know when creating your tenancy agreements. This helpful checklist, aimed at landlords, will help you keep organised when creating your tenancy agreements on Legislate.
Before you create your tenancy agreement on Legislate, there are several requirements that landlords must fulfil to ensure that their property is safe for tenants to rent.
Have you met all of the health and safety requirements at your property and able to provide the following documents?
These are legal requirements for the landlord.
Make sure that your property is in good condition, as well as the garden if it has one.
The Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Agreement is one of the most popular contracts that landlords or letting agents create on Legislate. Our lawyer-reviewed agreements are perfect for landlords and letting agents that specialise in both residential and student rentals.
What type of property are you making a tenancy agreement for?
The details of your property:
Alternatively, if you are a letting agent working on behalf of a landlord, have you got all of the necessary details from the landlord?
Is the property subject to a superior lease? Is the property subject to a mortgage? Has the landlord taken out insurance against standard risks? For more details on this, check out our two blog posts on these consents and more points to consider here.
Have you got contact details of your tenant(s)?
Are there any documents that you will need from the tenant(s), such as bank statements, proof of ID etc.?
Are there any other parties or signatories that you need to add to your contract? For example, guarantors or witnesses?
Legislate can also help you after your AST has been created with end-to-end contract management, making it easier for you to stay on top of your tenancies.
If you would like to use Legislate to simplify the way you create your AST agreements and access invaluable insights, click here to book a demo and learn about how Legislate can help you and your business needs. You can also read our tutorial to learn how to create your tenancy agreements in minutes with Legislate.
The opinions on this page are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on which you should rely.
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