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Tenancy Agreements

Tenancy agreements form the core of the landlord-tenant relationship, defining the rights, responsibilities, and terms that bind both parties. Among the myriad of tenancy agreements, the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST) stands out as one of the most commonly used in the UK. At Resolve Solicitors, we craft, review, and advise on these pivotal documents, ensuring they foster clear expectations, legal safeguards, and harmonious tenancies.


While verbal agreements can be legally binding, having a written contract is highly recommended for clarity and dispute resolution.

Usually, after the initial fixed term, landlords can serve a Section 21 notice, following specific procedures.

Unless there's a break clause or mutual agreement, tenants are bound by the fixed term. Leaving early without agreement might incur costs.

The landlord might serve a Section 8 notice, detailing the breaches and potentially seeking possession.

Deposits should be returned minus any agreed deductions, with disputes possibly referred to the deposit protection scheme's dispute resolution service.

Unless stipulated in the contract or agreed upon by the tenant, rent typically remains fixed during the AST's duration.

ASTs have specific regulations concerning duration, deposit protection, and termination rights that might differ from other rental agreements.

Our team stays updated on property laws, ensuring that all contracts are in line with current regulations and best practices.

This is up to the landlord's discretion and should be detailed in the tenancy agreement.

Contact us directly for personalized advice and guidance. We aim to make the rental journey clear, fair, and legally protected for all parties involved.

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