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Change Log for Tenancy Builder

Updates to the Tenancy Builder

03 December 2018

We have updated the Tenancy Builder to version 2.1. Although there aren’t any visual changes that you will notice, we have made significant improvements to the back-end system of how it “builds” an agreement. We have reduced the number of steps required by around 20% and also changed around how the conversion operates. We expect this to equate to an approximate 10 to 20% time saving on how long it takes an agreement to be built.

Although less than half of 1% might fail during being built, this very small number that did seemed to be when an EPC or gas safety was uploaded for automatic insertion. It is that part of the build which we have focused on and hopefully reduced the likelihood of any errors occurring during the build but only time will tell for sure. In an attempt to eliminate all failures, we have reduced the maximum allowed file size to 5mb. The best way to ensure it works properly is to upload an A4 sized PDF version of each document.

We have also removed the January edition of the How to Rent Guide (England only) leaving only the current July 2018 version being published with an AST.

As always, if you experience any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

14 September 2018

Added link under ‘tenancy type’ to a new ‘Tenancy Wizard‘ which will determine which tenancy you should use if you’re unsure.

10 August 2018

Made signature page slightly clearer where an agent is signing on behalf of a landlord.

There was a reported problem of the deposit field not showing decimal places (and producing an error), this appears to be resolved despite the field going red, it appears to save and works in our testing. That being said, we’ve made some small changes today which should help further. If not, we can change the field to text but that would mean possibly losing all data in the field so saved agreements would need re-editing. We will, therefore, leave that as a last resort. If you experience a problem with decimal places (or anything else) please get in touch.

8 August 2018

Added a further two names to landlord making the total number of landlord names available in the builder four.

Added option to include a logo on the main front page of the agreement. Full details on adding a logo available here.

Finally, we have hopefully made the back signature page clearer that it is the signature for the tenancy agreement and attached documents.

6 August 2018

Added assured tenancy to the builder. Warning! Only use this agreement if you know what you are doing! If in doubt, contact us.

24 July 2018

Student 3 x rental payments are now optionally 4 x payments during the term (selection still says 3 x for the moment)

Also small change to council tax clause.

24 July 2018

Added January 2018 version of How to Rent Guide in addition to the currently published version.

9 July 2018

Added July version of How to Rent Guide

26 June 2018

Added June version of How to Rent Guide

30 May 2018

Updated with new DPS scheme rules

18 May 2018

Our lodger agreement is now integrated into the Builder and updated with GDPR info

16 May 2018

Our contractual tenancy agreement has been updated for GDPR and is now part of the Builder

10 May 2018

Assured shorthold tenancy agreements updated for GDPR

18 April 2018

New TDS leaflet for prescribed information added. Important for landlords or agents using that scheme

4 April 2018

Now allows up to 8 tenants to be shown

28 March 2018

DPS Custodial terms and conditions have been updated and added to the Builder

1 March 2018

Dates now formatting correctly and extensively tested. Please report any problems if you get any (but should be okay now). Also, @signablehq integration is complete so can now be uploaded and signature fields automatically generated.

25 February 2018

Added new rent in advance and student letting rent options

22 February 2018

Will now automatically resize and greyscale your uploaded gas safety record for insertion into the tenancy agreement