A tenancy agreement is a legally binding written contract between you and your landlord, which documents both your and your landlord’s rights and obligations whilst you are their tenant. It exists to protect both you and the landlord, and is designed to set out the terms for you to live in your landlord’s property.
The agreement will always state what the landlord is legally responsible for, such as giving you at least 24 hours’ notice prior to a visit, describing the parts of the property that they will maintain and ensuring that the property is compliant with the relevant health and safety regulations. The document will also document any further responsibilities that either you or your landlord have agreed to as part of the tenancy.
All tenancy agreements arranged by In Lettings are Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (or AST for short). You will receive a copy of the tenancy agreement to sign prior to commencing your tenancy. You should always read through all of the terms in the document before signing, and keep your copy of the agreement safe in case you need to refer back to it during your tenancy.