The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, has proposed introducing longer tenancies for private renters. If the plan, which was tabled in July this year, is put into action it would mean landlords and tenants may have to commit to a minimum three-year residential tenancy term in place of the current six to 12 month tenancy agreements. This, in my opinion, creates repercussions for everyone involved.
So, you are about to fly the nest and rent your first place… or maybe you’ve been renting for a while now and are looking for a new place? Either way, you’ll need to go through the process of signing a tenancy agreement. It may seem like an inconvenient pain, but without a fair tenancy agreement in place, you could end up stuck in a bad situation. To help ensure a smooth rental period before you sign on the dotted line, take a look at some of our tenancy tips.