Although the majority of private rentals are ASTs, there are some residential rental agreements that cannot be guaranteed as shortholds. The main exclusions are rentals to businesses or other non-natural persons (the tenant under an AST must be one or more people), high-quality real estate (whose annual rent exceeds £100,000), rentals in which the tenant does not live in the property as a single or main apartment (e.g.B. a second home) and resident landlords. Rentals like this are rental contracts – see lease. You can use a rental agreement if you rent a house, apartment, flatshare, roommate or room to or another party. This agreement goes further than most others. In this document, we give you a wide choice of over 35 tenant promises and restrictions so you can customize your agreement exactly the way you want. You can use this agreement for each dwelling in the following areas: The rental agreement complies with the Housing Act 1988 (as it is in force) and the Rental Sureties Act and takes into account the OFT Guidelines 2005 on unfair terms in rental agreements. Similar provisions also apply to Wales because of the RHFWA. Any violation of this law is a criminal offence and can be prosecuted in the district court and the offender is liable to a fine. Landlords in Wales may only charge „authorised payments“ within the meaning of the RHFWA which are rent, rental deposit, municipal tax, incidental costs, television licence and cancellation fee (for late payment of rent and replacement of a key or replacement of a key, if required by a rental agreement). It is important to have a written contract between a lessor and a tenant in order to define all the responsibilities and obligations of each party during the lease.
In this way, both sides understand and agree on the terms, which can help avoid conflicts and differences of opinion in the future. According to the TFA, owners in England can only collect „authorized payments“ within the meaning of the TFA or expect fines (and subsequent infringements could lead to a misdemeanor). „Eligible payments“ include rent, rental deposit, municipal tax, incidental fees, TV license and default fees (for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, if necessary under a rental agreement). .