Frequently Asked Questions
IS THE 2021 AST AGREEMENT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE FOR THE GOLD STANDARD AST PACK ?
Yes the 2021 AST Agreement is included within the Gold Standard AST Pack for the same price. Our Gold Standard AST Pack includes:
- Our 2021 AST Agreement
- Our Supplementary AST Legal Guidance Document
- An Inventory Template
- A Schedule of Condition Template
- Our AST Legal Checklist
WHY DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR GOLD STANDARD AST PACK WHICH INCLUDES YOUR 2021 AST AGREEMENT?
Offers of ‘free’ AST contracts are always too good to be true as the ownership of these documents remains with the companies making the offer and access to the ‘free’ contract is conditional upon you providing your card details. Thereby enabling these businesses to charge a premium fee if you should later wish to edit the document, or if you fail to execute the contract within a very short time frame.
We prefer to be open and upfront with our charges right from the start. All businesses need revenue to grow and we work hard to provide you with the best products for the most competitive price. The price you see is the only price you will pay!
DO I HAVE TO PAY A MONTHLY FEE?
You get the entire Gold Standard AST Pack including the 2021 AST Agreement for a once-off fee. Simply select the agreement of your choice, pay online and the Gold Standard AST Pack with all its contents are instantly sent to your email address. Use all the documents when you like and as often as you like. We simply don’t see the customer value to having to pay a monthly fee simply to access and use an agreement you have already paid for.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT MY AST AGREEMENT IS 2021 COMPLIANT?
Housing law has changed rapidly over the last 10 years with the introduction of legislation including ‘Prescribed Information’, ‘The Tenancy Deposit Scheme’, ‘The Right to Rent’ and most recently ‘Rent Repayment Orders’. Little surprise then, that Landlords are falling foul of the law.Our 2021 AST Agreement does exactly what we promise: Our contracts are 2021 compliant for properties in England and Wales and offer additional peace of mind, where our lawyers have considered all applicable law and likely contingencies that may exist between a landlord and tenant during a tenancy.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT THE 2021 AST AGREEMENT IS WELL DRAFTED AND WILL SUIT MY NEEDS?
We are experts in housing law and AST agreements. Our legal director is an English qualified lawyer with a Master’s in Law degree and a frontrunner in housing law. Our legal department has more than 30 years of commercial and legal experience. All our lawyers specialise in AST contracts and offer advice on all aspects of housing law.Our legal team has specifically formulated our Gold Standard AST Pack and drafted our 2021 AST agreement to be comprehensive, and easy to understand and adapt to your bespoke requirements.
WHY DOES THE 2021 AST AGREEMENT COME WITH SUPPLEMENTARY AST LEGAL GUIDANCE?
There are scores of landlords out there who have suffered loss and damage to their property or ended up in court with costly awards against them because they purchased worthless AST agreements from unqualified and inexperienced companies who also failed to provide them with fundamental legal guidance and support to set them on the right track.
Our 2021 AST Agreement is numerically referenced to our Supplementary AST Legal Guidance Document to help you understand the key contract requirements, your legal obligations and to help you edit the agreement for your bespoke requirements.
WHY DOES YOUR 2021 AST AGREEMENT PROVIDE A CHOICE FOR EITHER A FLAT OR HOUSE?
The specific contractual requirements for a house are very different to a flat. Our lawyers have considered these variants and addressed the requirements for each scenario to ensure that the physical constraints and legal issues are detailed with the correct descriptions and legal application depending on whether the property is a house or a flat.
HOW WILL THE GOLD STANDARD AST PACK HELP ME?
Research shows that owner-managed tenancies can be a great solution for Landlords to maximise profits, enjoy peace of mind that all legal requirements are adhered to and that the tenancy is properly managed. However the process can also be intimidating and costly, where the Landlord’s success is dependent upon affordable access to reliable legal contracts, tenancy support and legal guidance.
Our Gold Standard AST Pack provides you with all the tenancy tools you are likely to need to set your tenancy on the right track. Our 2021 AST Agreement and our Supplementary AST Legal Guidance Document will put you in the driving seat to implement a reliable contract with your tenant. While our AST Legal Check List will ensure that you do all that is legally required of you within the required time frames. Our Inventory and Schedule of Condition templates will enable you to save on additional costs by managing these processes yourself.
DO I HAVE TO FULL IN MY AST CONTRACT STEP BY STEP ONLINE?
The answer is NO. We think that an online step by step process is time-consuming and puts customers in an uncomfortable position of having to fill in legal gaps and write their own clauses.
We prefer to offer our clients our comprehensive downloadable 2021 AST Agreement which you can then be easily adjusted to match your requirements. Our team of legal experts have done all the legal work for you. This way you can have the peace of mind to know that our 2021 AST Agreement is legally reliable and quick and easy for you to use. A much better proposition than you having to spend hours online filling in each process, step by step, in the hope you are getting things right.
IS IT SAFE AND EASY TO PURCHASE MY GOLD STANDARD AST PACK ONLINE?
We use accredited online merchants to guarantee you 100% safe online purchasing. Once you have purchased our Gold Standard AST Pack a Zip File of all the documents including our 2021 AST Agreement will be instantly delivered to your email address in Word, Pdf and text files. For you to use when you like and as often as you like to suit your requirements. There are no time limits or additional fees for you to worry about.