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Private residential tenancy: model agreement

Published: 18 Oct 2017

Model tenancy form for use from December 2017. You can create a tenancy using an online form at

30 page PDF

429.1 kB

30 page PDF

429.1 kB

Private residential tenancy: model agreement

30 page PDF

429.1 kB

ISBN 978 1 78851 214 5 (web only publication)
PPDAS 295327

This document is also available in pdf format (430 KB)


An errata was published on 07/12/2017 - for further details see Section: Errata
An errata was published on 10/01/2019 - for further details see Section: Errata


Section 1: How to Use the Model

Section 2: Glossary of Terms & Interpretation

Section 3: Model Private Residential Tenancy Agreement
1. Tenant
2. Letting Agent
3. Landlord
4. Communication
5. Details of the Let Property
6. Start Date of the Tenancy
7. Occupation and Use of the Let Property
8. Rent
9. Rent Receipts
10. Rent Increases
11. Deposit
12. Subletting and Assignation
13. Notification About Other Residents
14. Overcrowding
15. Insurance
16. Absences
17. Reasonable Care
18. The Repairing Standard etc. and Other Information
The Repairing Standard
Repair Timetable
Payment for Repairs
19. Legionella
20. Access for Repairs, Inspections and Valuations
21. Respect for Others
22. Equality Requirements
23. Data Protection
24. Ending the Tenancy

25. Contents and Condition
26. Local Authority Taxes/Charges
27. Utilities
28. Alterations
29. Common Parts
30. Private Garden
31. Roof
32. Bins and Recycling
33. Storage
34. Dangerous Substances Including Liquid Petroleum Gas
35. Pets
36. Smoking
37. Add Any Additional Tenancy Terms Here
38. The Guarantor
39. Declarations


Bold Text: Mandatory clauses - core rights and obligations
Normal Text: Discretionary clauses - a landlord can choose to include these if he or she wishes


Private residential tenancy: create a tenancy using an online form at


An errata was issued on 9 April 2018.

Page 3 - Guarantor Bullet point updated to read:
a third party, such as a parent or close relative, who agrees to pay rent if the Tenant doesn’t pay it and meet any other obligation that the Tenant fails to meet. The Landlord can take legal action to recover from a guarantor all payments of rent, any other obligations under this Agreement, and any other payments due to the Landlord which the Tenant is required to pay under this Agreement.

Page 9 - 8 RENT, first line, updated to read:
The rent is £ ... a [week/fortnight/four weeks/calendar month/quarter/6 months] payable in [advance/arrears].

Page 10 - 11 DEPOSIT updated to read:
The Landlord must lodge any deposit they receive with a tenancy deposit scheme within 30 working days of the start date of the tenancy.

The Landlord will notify the local authority that the Tenant is responsible for paying the council tax and any other associated charges.

The pdf and html have both been updated to reflect these changes.

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