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How to check your tenancy agreement before signing

The Tenancy Agreement must contain the following elements, as a minimum:

  • The property address
  • The landlord’s name and address, or that of his letting agent
  • The rental amoun
  • How and when to pay the rent
  • How and when the rent will be reviewed, when the time has come (optional)
  • Additional fees, if any
  • Start and end date of the tenancy
  • The holding deposit amount and which scheme it will be deposited into (this is very important)
  • The obligations of tenant and landlord (for example if you smoke or have a pet, check that it won’t be an issue)

Don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if something is not clear, or to negotiate any points which don’t suit you (tenancy duration, break clause, pets, etc.).

After signing it off, it will be too late!

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