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A tenancy agreement is a written agreement that defines the rights and obligations of the landlord and tenant. It contains details such as the length of the contract, the rent to be paid and what is allowed in the accommodation and what is not, such as pets. This is a guaranteed short-term lease and the lease is valid for a fixed term of six months from the start date. Our guaranteed rental agreement is the main agreement that defines the conditions under which you can reside in your Calico home if you rent from us. It will tell you what you can expect from us as a landlord and what your responsibility as a tenant is. Burnley – Burnley Good Landlord and Tenant Scheme 01282 418170 or 01282 418173 www.burnley.gov.uk THE AST is one of the most common in the private rental sector. If your lease began or was entered into on February 28, 1997, it is likely to be a short-term lease. Leases that will begin or be concluded before that date, but after January 15, 1989, are more of a guaranteed tenancies. The type of lease depends on when it was withdrawn. You will find more details in the brochures of the Department of Municipalities and local government: the agreement is a contract between us and you and presents your rights and obligations as a client.

Some new clients (with the exception of seniors) may have a start-up lease when they come to us. It is a one-year trial period. Your lease will be verified after eight months and if everything went smoothly, your lease will be converted into a secure lease. Your neighbourhood officer will confirm this in writing after a home visit. Our team of neighbourhood managers works with you in your neighbourhoods and provides our services where you live. You are your first point of contact with us for advice on everything that has to do with your lease or your neighborhood. You need to make sure that you receive excellent service from us and that we respond quickly and effectively to your concerns. The standard rental contract is provided free of charge and can be completed online or downloaded and carried out manually. If the agreement is made online, it must be printed for the wet signature. This standard lease also contains instructions on its use and clauses. It was designed by the government for use when the landlord and tenant enter into a short-term lease in the private rental sector. Two copies of the contract must be made – one for the landlord, the other for the tenant.

It is the responsibility of each party to keep the agreement in a safe place, as it must be mentioned during the lease.