THE 2021 AST AGREEMENT
Our 2021 AST Agreements
Smart Contracts for Smart Landlords
Fluent in tenancy law, our expert housing lawyers specialise in AST agreements for England and Wales.
While there are several reasons for a Landlord to rent out a property, all Landlords share a common goal to protect their valuable assets from any losses and circumvent any potential personal claims against them. Tenants are increasingly more mindful of the law. This translates into more Landlords with inadequate contracts ending up in court for breach of the law and then being held personally liable for orders of compensation and damages.
We are expert housing lawyers specialising in AST agreements for England and Wales.Our legal team has specifically formulated our Gold Standard AST Pack to set Landlords on the right track from the start. Our 2021 AST Agreements have been drafted to be user friendly and easy to understand.
10 Great Reasons why our 2021 AST Agreement is the smarter choice
1. ‘PEACE OF MIND’: 2021 COMPLIANT FOR ENGLAND AND WALES
Our 2021 AST Agreement has been drafted to consider applicable legislation such as:
- ‘Prescribed Information’
- ‘The Tenancy Deposit Scheme’
- ‘The Right to Rent’
- ‘Restrictions on Private Landlords’
- ‘Rent Repayment Orders’
2. PROFESSIONALLY DRAFTED FOR A FLAT OR A HOUSE
A generic AST agreement will not have the ability to differentiate between the physical and legal requirements of a flat or a house. The specific requirements for a house are very different to a flat.Our lawyers have considered these variants to ensure that our 2021 AST Agreements specifically address the physical and legal issues for either a house or a flat.
3. DETAILED LEGAL APPROACH
Our legal team of expert housing and AST lawyers drafted our 2021 AST Agreement to contain the Landlord’s legal obligations and assume that a rent deposit is to be taken. It sets out the tenant’s legal obligations for general maintenance, repairs and general appearance commonly associated with an AST.
Our key clauses include:
- Giving back possession at the end of the term
- Payment for a period of unauthorised occupation
- Recovery of possession
- The deposit
- ‘Right to Rent’
- ‘How to Rent’
- Obligations of guarantor
- Rent review
- Definitions and interpretations
- Rent and interest
- General maintenance
- Rights of entry
- Notices to repair
- Appearance of the property
- Use and nuisance
- Costs of enforcement
- Keys, security and unoccupied premises
Our Appendix of 10 Schedules include:
- The rules of the property
- Schedule of condition
- Right to Rent
- Energy Performance Certificate
- Gas Safety Certificate
- How to Rent
- Tenancy Deposit Requirements
- Property Licensing Requirements
4. THE OPTION FOR A GUARANTOR
Our 2021 AST Agreement provides the option for a guarantor to become a party to the agreement to guarantee the tenant’s obligations under the lease.
5. THE OPTION FOR A FIXED OR PERIODIC TENANCY
Our 2021 AST Agreement enables the Landlord to grant rights of occupation on either a fixed term of three years or less, or on a periodic month to month basis. Where the agreement may be adapted for suit other formulas of periodic tenancies.
6. THE OPTION FOR A FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED TENANCY
Our 2021 AST Agreement provides the Landlord with the discretion to offer the property as either furnished or unfurnished depending on the contents of the property and negotiations with the tenant.
7. OUR SUPPLEMENTARY AST LEGAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
Our lawyers have prepared our Supplementary AST Legal Guidance Document to go ‘hand in hand’ with our 2021 AST Agreement. Both documents are numerically referenced to one another to highlight issues surrounding the law and provide generic advice to assist you to adapt the agreement to suit your needs.
8. ITS USER FRIENDLY: SAFE, QUICK AND EASY
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.
9. NO SURPRISES: NO MONTHLY FEES OR TIME LIMITS
You get 100% access to your 2021 AST Agreement and the entire Gold Standard AST Pack for a one off payment 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.
10. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Our 2021 AST Agreement comes with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Little wonder then that it has become the first choice for discerning Landlords looking to protect their valuable assets from loss or damage, and themselves from potential personal liabilities.