Company let agreement: house or flat
This is a contractual (common law) tenancy agreement used to let a residential house or flat to a company. This document should be used in place of an assured shorthold tenancy agreement as the former can only be used where the tenant is a private individual. This is a comprehensive agreement, designed to protect primarily the interests of the landlord.
- Solicitor approved
- Plain English makes editing easy
- Guidance notes included
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About this letting agreement
This is a contractual tenancy agreement, not an assured shorthold.
It is for letting a house or flat to a company and not to an individual. The company can use the property to house its employees, visitors or anyone else.
The company is not a protected tenant, so you are in far stronger control than under an AST. The landlord has no obligation whatever to the occupier. Conversely, it is for the company to satisfy all the usual tenant’s covenants.
Of course you must stick to your contracted deal. What is more, you cannot push out a residential occupier ruthlessly, but if things go wrong it is easier to obtain possession that for a letting direct to the human occupier.
This is a full agreement drawn to cover all the likely requirements of the landlord, in terms providing options and menus to make it easy for you to decide what you want to include in your deal.
Everything is negotiable, including: the rent amount, when paid, how paid, termination, break clause, good behaviour, deposit against bad behaviour.
You can use this agreement for a lease of any length, but we advise you to keep it short (one or two years maximum) because you do not have to pay stamp duty land tax on a lease for seven years or less, nor do you have to register it at the Land Registry.
*But certain high value leases under seven years may be chargeable to SDLT.
Features and contents
- All standard provisions included
- Choice of 40 covenants, or tenant's "promises" setting out what the residents can and cannot do
- Details of rent and frequency of rent payment
- Deposit terms
- How the tenancy may end and what will happen
- Many other necessary legal provisions
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.
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