When to counter sign the AST?

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    When to counter sign the AST?

    hello, I have a tenant moving in on 13th of june. she already decided she wanted to take the property
    i read that i should only counter sign my ast on the move in day and not before in case i want to pull out, is that the case
    is there any reason i cannot counter sign my ast in the next couple weeks to seal the deal?

    #2
    If the contract is prepared by you or your agent and offered to the tenant to sign, your signature is pretty academic, the agreement comes into being when they agree to sign it which is confirmed by their signing it.

    It makes no difference if you sign it or not.
    When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
    Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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      #3
      understood, thank you
      and there are no implications to getting her to sign it so early?

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        #4
        The biggest issue is if the property isn't actually available when the tenancy is due to start.

        And the wording of tenancy agreements usually assumes that the agreement is signed at the start of the tenancy, so check wording about deposits or rent being paid.

        There's not really an upside to signing the agreement in advance.
        When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
        Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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          #5
          Just take a holding deposit instead

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