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    Does anybody know if, when you let a property and get a standardised letting agreement signed how easy or hard the terms of the agreement are to enforce if you have customised the agreement to include other not so standard safeguards. Basically does the agreement in whatever shape or form stand as a fully enforceable contract.


    Where should I start?

    Your question cannot be fully answered for the following reasons:-
    1. There is no such thing as a "standard" AST agreement but there are standard terms.
    2. It has to be written in plain English.
    3. It should comply with the UTCCR's (put it in the search facility or look up my other posts!).
    4. Any clauses meant to be outside the Housing Acts must be negotiated with the prospective tenant beforehand, and proof obtained as such.

    Anyway it gives you something to go on.
    The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.


      To let agreements

      Thanks for the reply, your input is appreciated. The reason i asked the question is because i want to make sure that whatever i put in the agreement is enforceable and if i'm supplying good quality housing i'm not prepared to allow potential idiots to take advantage of anything.




        Although I see what you mean, this is naive as there's no guarantee. The way to ensure good quality tenants is to properly reference them all and retain at least 6 weeks to 2 months equivalent rent as a deposit.
        The advice I give should not be construed as a definitive answer, and is without prejudice or liability. You are advised to consult a specialist solicitor or other person of equal legal standing.


          To let agreements

          Hello again Paul
          I probably sound a bit clueless but i'm a great believer in asking questions.
          I already own 3 houses which i let and i've never had any problems but recently a mate of mine had the tennants from hell, and his experience has made me question a few things.

          Thanks again



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