Change A Tenancy Agreement

Generally speaking, tenancy agreements, once signed, are binding. It’s not necessarily straightforward to change a tenancy agreement, such as would be required if the landlord is interested in adding or removing a person or persons to the terms of the agreement. There’s no way for one party to force these changes through while still remaining compliant with the relevant regulations specified in UK law. Rather, any changes to the tenancy agreement must be mutually agreed upon by both the lessor and the lessee.

Either a new agreement can be drawn up, or the original on can be amended. Be careful, though — verbal agreements on their own aren’t binding, although they can be reinforced by written evidence. One example of a way a verbal agreement could be ratified is by both parties agreeing to a change in the amount of money to be paid in terms of rent. Because there will be receipts and invoices to create a paper trail, the verbal agreement can be proven if need be.

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Landlord Insurance - Do you even need it?

So you’re looking to rent out a property, but you’re baffled by insurance. What is landlord’s insurance, and will a typical homeowner’s policy be adequate?

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Tenancy Agreements - A 5-minute guide for landlords

If you’re renting out a property, you’ll need to provide a tenancy agreement. However, there are many types of tenancy agreements, so it can be confusing to know which one to use. After reading this five-minute guide, you’ll be confident you know which contract you need.

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Help for Landlords to Choose the Right Letting Agents

In this article, we share six simple tips to help landlords choosing the right lettings agents to work on their behalf.

Finding a good letting agent can often be a tough task for landlords. We look at how you can increase your chances of finding the perfect letting agent to help you get the most from your rental property.

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Landlord news

Like every month, Rentila offers you an overview of the main real estate news of interest to landlords. This month, we focus on house prices (a lot!), electric safety checks and older renters. Happy reading and… renting!

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Tenancy Security Deposit

You’ve made the ideal investment and have furnished your rental property, so you’d be happy for your granny to move in. Save, she isn’t. You’ve checked the references of your soon-to-be tenant. But you also want to take a security deposit to protect yourself from any damages down the line. Here’s the lowdown on what you need to know.

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How to find great tenants for your properties

Selecting the perfect tenant for a rental property in the UK is an important job, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. There’s a lot to take into account to find great tenants; due diligence should be your top priority. After all, the last thing you want is to wind up in a situation where the tenant doesn’t pay the rent, and you have to enter into a prolonged dispute period.

Here are four steps you can take to ensure that the tenant you end up choosing will be a good fit for your property. The ideal tenant will pass each of these steps one by one, but they’ve been designed to weed out poor candidates.

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Tenancy Contract Types

In an ideal world, no landlord would ever have to end a tenancy early. Unfortunately, however, we don’t live in an ideal world, and as a result, ending tenancies early is something that both landlords and tenants have to be prepared for. Given that it happens so often and for so many reasons, there’s a lot of confusion out there when it comes to what the specific precedent needs to be in order to comply with UK law. A single Google search throws up thousands upon thousands of results, meaning that for landlords and tenants both, the topic can be overwhelming at times.

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Every landlord’s tenancy nightmare

In this article, we take a Halloween themed look at some nightmare tenants and how landlords can reduce the risks of enduring these housing horrors.

With Halloween just around the corner we look at some absolute horror shows landlords have had to endure from nightmare tenants. The good news is we explore some ways for landlords to protect themselves against having to go through this experience.

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