We are pleased to announce that our next version of one of our most popular services, the Tenancy Builder, is now ready for beta testing by users.

We have personally used the beta test with a live genuine tenancy and it appears to be working perfectly but it needs testing in a live environment to be sure.

To use the beta, select “Yes” under beta test on the first page of the Builder. A few things to note:

  • the beta test only works on assured shorthold tenancies currently
  • please CHECK CONTENTS CAREFULLY. This is a beta test so there could be problems! In particular please check anything you insert or select throughout the Builder
  • Please let us know of any problems so we can fix them (or anything you particularly like)

What’s Changed?

There are a couple of visual changes if you select beta test. First, landlord names 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been replaced with a single “landlord display name” field. This is a single box and can hold anything for the landlord name up to 4 lines.

Secondly, there is a new option of “signer names” on the last page. This allows a single person to sign on behalf of all landlords or have up to four signers. We believe this is a better way to deal with landlord names and people signing.

If you choose a single guarantor, that is built into the agreement instead of being a separate document now.

The final agreement will be emailed as an attachment and not a link that expires after 24 hours. The length of time to arrive has been improved but depends on the size of documents that have been uploaded (EPC and/or gas safety).

Otherwise all other improvements are under the hood. The entire “building” process has been re-written from scratch. We have reduced our reliance on third party services by 50% which should mean a lower chance of one of these services failing (which was fairly low anyway).

One of the biggest improvements is to editing. If you use the beta, editing a previous agreement should now be much more stable and reliable.

Please give it a go and let us know how you get on.