Ordinary written residential tenancy leases agreements can be bought “off the shelf” from various sources – see Tenancy Agreements
So long as these agreements have been well drafted they often suffice quite nicely for residential tenancies.
Experienced landlords and agents often like to include specific clauses of their own, and may have them prepared by a solicitor.
An ordinary written agreement cannot be used for a tenancy exceeding three years in length. Tenancies for longer periods need a lease by deed.
Anyone can draw up a tenancy leases & agreements, but a lease by deed requires a solicitor or licensed conveyancer.
All residential agreements should be proceeded by a comprehensive Tenancy Application form which records all the tenant details and most importantly identification evidence.
Residential Agreements should also be accompanied by a comprehensive inventory and statement of condition.
The LandlordZONE Universal Inventory also incorporates a safety checklist.©LandlordZONE® – legal content applies primarily to England and is not a definitive statement of the law, always seek professional advice.