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What is an AST Agreement?

AST stands for Assured Shorthold Tenancy and is the most common type of rental contract. Your tenancy agreement will create a legally binding contract between landlord and tenant that sets out the rules, responsibilities and duties of both parties during the tenancy.

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Why do I Need a Tenancy Agreement?

Your tenancy agreement is the single most important document involved in renting out your property. Without a written tenancy agreement, you may be unable to evict your tenants, struggle to collect rent arrears or find yourself in a tricky situation with the courts should a dispute arise. An AST agreement is the best way to protect your interests and your property.

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Sign Your Tenancy Contract Online

Once you have customised your AST Agreement to suit your rental property, you can send a digital copy to your tenants and sign it online in an instant! Both you and your tenants can sign online using your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. This removes the hassle of unnecessary paperwork and speeds up the rental contract agreement process.

Why is it FREE?

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We’re not an estate agent so we don’t need to charge any commission.

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How does it work?

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1. Customise your tenancy agreement.

Enter your tenants' details and choose the terms that best suit you and your property.

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2. Send a copy to your tenants.

We send a copy of your new tenancy agreement to your tenants and they sign online.

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3. Confirm and sign online.

Do a final review of your contract to ensure you are happy then sign online.

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4. Download & print your contract.

Both you and your tenants receive a digital copy of your tenancy agreement which you can download and print.

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Want to see an example of one of our tenancy agreements for yourself? Download a sample contract to get a more detailed look at our watertight rental contracts.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different types of tenancy agreement available to landlords to use in the UK and the most common of these is the Assured Shorthold Tenancy, (AST) agreement.

Read more: What are the different types of tenancy agreements?
There are two types of terms that a written tenancy agreement can be made up of Express terms and implied terms.

Read more: What information should a tenancy agreement include?
Legally a tenancy agreement must state how it can be ended from both the landlord’s and tenant’s point of view and how much notice either party is required to give.

Read more: How to terminate a tenancy agreement?
Fear not if you haven’t received a formal written tenancy agreement document from your landlord, in some cases a verbal agreement is struck between a landlord and tenant.

Read more: No tenancy agreement – what are my rights?
If you’re planning on drawing up your tenancy agreement then you will first need to decide which type of tenancy you want, AST, assured tenancy, regulated tenancy or excluded tenancies or licences.

Read more: How to prepare a rental contract?

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