Tenancy AgreementsKings use only tenancy agreements that are legally binding and are up to date with current legislation. All agreements are prepared in triplicate thus providing original documents for landlord, tenant and ourselves.
We would normally recommend a fixed term private let agreement. This is an Assured Short-hold Tenancy Agreement with a minimum tenancy period of six months.
Fixed term means that neither the landlord nor the tenant can terminate the agreement during the specified rental term. There is no maximum length of term with this agreement.
Any additional arrangements that have been made between Landlord and Tenant will be in this agreement. A tenancy granted in this way is subject to the Housing Act 1988.
When a landlord wishes to end the tenancy (subject to the provisions of the Agreement e.g. break clause) they will be required to serve a minimum 2 months notice to the tenant.
This date must coincide with the date of the start of the tenancy. (e.g. A tenancy commencing on the 5th of the month requires notice to also be served on the 5th of any month).
Upon receipt of a written instruction from a landlord Kings Estate Agents are able to serve such notice.
Maintenance The landlord must ensure that all appliances are in good working order prior to a tenancy. If repairs or maintenance are necessary during the term of the agreement these must be carried out at the expense of the landlord. Damage caused by negligence of the tenant is the tenant’s responsibility and must be paid for by the tenant.
Council Tax Council tax is payable directly by the tenant of the property unless it is included in the monthly rent. When a property is not tenanted the landlord is responsible for the council tax
Keys Each tenant will require a set of keys for each lock in the house, these are to be supplied by the landlord. If the property is let using our managed service then a set of keys for each lock is also held by Kings Estates.
Fair Wear and Tear Irrespective of the quality of tenant, there will always be wear and tear of the property if it is let for a period of time. Landlords should be aware that if the property is let for a long period, certain items might eventually require replacement.