The success of our Tenancy Builder continues to surprise us beyond all our initial estimations. We are always looking for new ways to improve it’s usage for you.
We have updated the tenancy builder with a couple of new features which we hope you will like.
Firstly, from now on, when downloading the final agreement, it should open directly in your browser and won’t download to your computer. Some customers were unsure of their computer settings and not sure where downloads go by default. This should fix that problem.
Secondly, a new option in the guarantor section is available to have multiple guarantors on a single tenancy.
This option produces a mostly blank PDF with just landlord name, tenancy address and signatures (if any) inserted. You will then be able to add in the details for each guarantor as follows:
- single tenant you wish the guarantor to be for (must match name in tenancy agreement precisely)
- guarantor name
- guarantor address
- date of agreement (or insert “DRAFT – for information only” if draft)
After you have entered this information, you should print/save the form and then edit again with the next guarantor and tenant details. Repeat until all completed.
At the end of the builder, there is an option to flatten the document or not. Flattening (which is set to “yes” as default) basically removes all PDF form fields and makes the text part of the document making it un-editable.
If “no” is selected to make the document unflattened, the form fields remain and once the PDF is opened on screen, the contents of the fields can be edited. It’s unwise to send the document electronically unflattened because it could be edited by the tenant.
Because the multiple guarantor form needs to be edited on screen as explained above for each guarantor, it will be downloaded unflattened regardless of the setting in the builder. You will need to ensure that your browser or app for editing the PDF fields will allow the saving of the completed fields and ideally flattened.