Essential Landlords

Agreements, templates and legal information for Landlords

This page provides you with information and documents to help landlords manage their properties for the full letting lifecycle, from an initial rental agreement through to termination of tenancy and repossession.

Landlord templates

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The owner of a house or flat can use this agreement to take on a lodger to occupy part of the property with them. Because this document creates a licence and not a lease, it means that you can bring the… Read more
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document allows you to increase the rent in cases where the tenant agrees to the increase. It can be used even if proceedings have already started under the Housing Act 1988 to change the… Read more
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This agreement should be used by a landlord who wishes to take on a lodger with the option of providing cleaning services and/or breakfast. The agreement creates a licence and not a lease, which allows… Read more
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This document should be used by landlords of a residential property to create a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Specific clauses are included to cover gas, electrical and fire safety and… Read more
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A general buy-to-let checklist to be used as initial guidance before entry into this investment market. This document allows you to print out a list of aspects to consider in a hard copy and then as you… Read more
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Use this agreement if you share, or plan to share, a house or flat with another person or a group of people (up to a maximum of 4 other people). The agreement will set out the financial (e.g… Read more
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As a landlord (or licensor), you'll inevitably collect, use and store personal information about your tenants or licensees. Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation… Read more
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On 1 December 2017, new residential tenancies in Scotland (including Short assured tenancies) were replaced with a new 'private residential tenancy' (PRT). Use this PRT for a property in Scotland with up… Read more
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This pack contain important documents to help landlords manage the tenants within their property, from vetting prospective tenant, confirming their status, demanding rent and managing a tenants deposit… Read more
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Landlords of a residential property in Northern Ireland can use this document to create a tenancy agreement for a fixed term, suitable for either one or two tenants. Specific clauses are included to cover… Read more

Landlord's notices and letters

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This document creates an initial letter from a private landlord to a tenant who is in rent arrears. It should be used for residential properties rented under an assured or an assured shorthold tenancy… Read more
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This document is suitable for use by a landlord of business or residential property to request the payment of rent due from the tenant under the terms of the tenancy. It should not be used as a demand for… Read more
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Many tenants, particularly those from overseas, require a letter from their landlord confirming that they have a tenancy. This can be important in opening a bank account, gaining employment, and even… Read more
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Use this letter to request a reference from a referee whose details have been supplied by a prospective tenant. The references should be obtained from a previous landlord, a previous secured lender, an… Read more
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Use this document to meet your legal requirements after taking a deposit from a tenant. It tells tenants which deposit protection scheme is used and, together with the scheme documents that must be… Read more
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When letting property to tenants in Northern Ireland, it is necessary to provide each tenant with a statement of the tenancy terms compliant with The Tenancy Terms Regulations (NI) 2007. This document… Read more
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Use this document to request a reference letter from a prospective tenant's current or previous landlord. It creates 3 documents: a reference letter, a reference letter mandate and a reference form. The… Read more

Accelerated possession

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This document creates a covering letter for a landlord serving a notice seeking possession under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 on their tenants. To use this document, you will need to have details of… Read more
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This document is the required notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. It is served on a property owner's tenant(s), where an assured shorthold tenancy has been granted and possession is required… Read more

Possession due to rent arrears

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This document creates a covering letter and a schedule of rent arrears for a landlord serving a notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 against a tenant with an assured or… Read more
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This document creates a notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 to be served on a tenant with an assured or assured shorthold tenancy agreement solely on the grounds that there… Read more

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