Product Code: F001 – for updates see tab
To be used where no deposit is being taken. This is also to be used where an administration fee is taken.
We recommend the fixed term is made for 6 months except student lettings which are different and they will be between a term and a year depending on local customs. See this article for detailed information about the length of the term to give.
If a guarantor is to be taken, the attached guarantee agreement must be witnessed.
The guidance for completing the agreement and checking it’s suitability is now on our website rather than an additional page built into the tenancy agreement.
This agreement must not be used for the following purposes:
- If the initial fixed term is to be greater than three years as such an agreement must be made as a deed.
- If you are taking a deposit.
- If the rent is to be greater than £100,000 per annum
- If the tenant is not to be an individual (e.g. company)
- If it is not intended to be for the used by the tenant as their only or principle home
- If the tenancy is pursuant to an earlier contract to the same tenants and the earlier contract was made before 15 January 1989.
- If the dwelling-house is in Greater London AND the rent payable £1,000 or less a year or, If the dwelling-house is not in Greater London AND the rent payable is £250 or less a year.
- If the tenancy is for the purposes of a business.
- If the dwelling-house consists of or comprises premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquors for consumption on the premises.
- If it is a tenancy under which agricultural land, exceeding two acres, is let together with the dwelling-house.
- If the tenancy is an agricultural holding.
- If the purpose of the tenancy is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the dwelling-house for a holiday.
- If the landlord is a Resident Landlord as defined in Schedule 1 Housing Act 1988.
- If the tenant is to be a lodger, living with the landlord.
- If the tenancy is to be granted by a private landlord under arrangements for the provision of support for asylum-seekers or dependants of asylum-seekers made under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
If you have any queries regarding the suitability of this tenancy agreement, you should contact the Guild of Residential Landlords.
### Latest version – F001 02/16
02/16 – inserted the new how to rent guide as published by the DCLG, February 2016. Also, added a clearer ground 1 and 2 notice and made small change to subletting clause.
### Previous versions
9 October inserted new version of smoke and CO alarm test certificate.
10/15 – Inserted new October version of the “how to rent” guide and allowed (with prior consent) a “home business” to be operated from the premises. Minor change to the burning solid fuel clause.
09/15 – Updated for major law changes for all tenancies granted on or after 1 October 2015 in England (agreement still suitable for Wales). Changes include:
* addition of new service of documents by e-mail boxes to be completed
* built in the “how to rent guide” (for use in England only)
* added our document checklist form
* added a smoke and CO alarm test certificate
* added legionella info
* clarified about open fires not to be used without consent
06/15a – Minor correction to couple of grammar errors.
06/15 – Major overhaul to the terms of the tenancy agreement. Most clauses have had some minor tweak and some have been replaced altogether. Some of the main areas of change include:
* major change to the landlord repairing obligations further clarifying notice requirements regardless of where any defect is located as a result of recent Court of Appeal rulings
* general overhaul where necessary to include Universal Credit
* changes to utility and council tax clauses
* rearrangement of many clauses and new headings to give a more fluid feel to the document as a whole
* many grammatical improvements throughout
* the absolute prohibition of sub-letting or assignment
* improvements to the fire safety clauses
* improvements to the data protection clauses
* addition of some new clauses
08/14 – Added new clause about delivery of notice in particular relating to email. Also updated notice to terminate, subletting, end of tenancy and continuation clauses. These updates align this tenancy with our other AST’s.
07/14 – Made changes to periodic continuation, notice requirements and subletting clauses. Also other small improvements.
06/13 – Changes made for consistency as changed deposit agreements to avoid potential problems created by Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues  EWCA Civ 669 so that prescribed information will not need to be served when tenancy goes periodic. As there is no deposit with this agreement though, this agreement is unaffected by that decision.
02/13 – Added new clause under rights of entry section about consequences of failing to allow a viewing with a prospective tenant (including council tax liability). Also amended the prior clause.
Changed our recommendation of fixed term from 3 months – 6 months due to new council tax rules.
12/12 – Major overhaul of tenancy agreement including amending of many clauses. Added new green deal acknowledgement as required by the green deal legislation. Also made the document a deed for all cases (including less than 3 years).