The procedure can only be applied during the first 12 months of the legal exercise lease. [1] It is not available to contract donors. The landlord or tenant can send a notice proposing a change in the rental conditions. This must be done in the prescribed form (form 1). [2] The notification will take effect three months after the date of its service, unless it is referred to the Tribunal. If the lessor has included in the tenancy agreement a clause allowing a change in the lease different from that provided by the legal framework, this term of contract is non-bitter. The same is true when the term is advantageous to the tenant (for example. B when it is found that discrepancies can only occur if the majority of a tenant association accepts the change). [5] It is always safer to ensure that changes to the lease are recorded in the form of a written document. This amending contract should be used when the lessor and tenant have agreed to change a term of the tenancy agreement. The result will be a permanent change to the lease.

If the amendment is to apply only for a limited period of time, the letter waiving a provision of the lease must be used. Some lawyers and real estate agents provide written rental models. The local authority`s housing council may, if necessary, present standard rental contracts. The lease is a form of consumer contract and, as such, must be done in clear and understandable language. It must not contain clauses that could be « unfair. » This means, for example, that the lease does not put you or your landlord in an unfavourable position, should not allow a party to change the terms unilaterally and without good reason, or to bind you irrevocably to conditions with which you did not have time to administer yourself. An abusive clause is not valid by law and cannot be enforced. If a tenant has legally abandoned the lease, the landlord has the right to own the property under Section 5 of the Housing Act 1988. The lessor must terminate the contract properly before re-renting the property; Otherwise, the owner could be charged with unlawful eviction. Similarly, many homeowners make the mistake of using an AST if they do have a tenant! A « tenant » is not the same as a « tenant, » so you shouldn`t use a rental agreement. In general, if you are a life of your owner (i.e. You live in the same property as your tenant, and share common areas, such as the bathroom and kitchen), so you most likely have a tenant, and you should instead use a tenant contract. For more information about tenants, please go to the rental guide for living owners.

If, at the end of the fixed rental period, it is not renewed, it becomes a legal periodic short-term lease.