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					                 HOUSE/FLAT SHARE AGREEMENT
     (FOR A ROOM IN A FURNISHED HOUSE OR FLAT WITH A RESIDENT LANDLORD)



IMPORTANT NOTICE:
  1. THIS FORM OF AGREEMENT IS A BINDING DOCUMENT. BEFORE SIGNING IT
     YOU SHOULD READ IT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT IT CONTAINSEVERYTHING
     YOU DO WANT AND NOTHING UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU.
  2. THIS FORM OF AGREEMENT DOES NOT CONFER STATUTORY PROTECTION AS
     LONG AS THE LANDLORD REMAINS RESIDENT.



The Landlord

[NAME OF LANDLORD]
[ADDRESS OF LANDLORD]

The Tenant

[NAME OF TENANT 1]
[NAME OF TENANT 2]

(The term "the Tenant" applies to each named joint tenant. Each individual tenant enjoys the
full rights and is fully responsible for the obligations set out in this Agreement.)

The Property

[ADDRESS OF TENANCY]

together with the fixtures and fittings and the effects set out in the Inventory.

The Room

The Room means the room at the Property which has been nominated by the Landlord and
agreed to by the Tenant.

The Term

For a fixed period of [FIXED PERIOD] months from [COMMENCEMENT DATE] to [EXPIRY
DATE].

The Rent

At a rent of [AMOUNT] per [WEEK/MONTH] payable every [WEEK/MONTH] by equal


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payments in advance, first payment due on [PAYMENT DATE] and every [WEEK/MONTH]
thereafter on the same day in each [WEEK/MONTH].

Method of Payment

[OUTLINE METHOD OF PAYMENT]

The Deposit

The deposit shall be [DEPOSIT].

The Inventory

The Inventory means the list of the Landlord's possessions at the Property.

Details of Agent

[NAME OF AGENT]
[ADDRESS OF AGENT]




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                              Terms and Conditions
1.    General
1.1   In this Agreement any reference to the masculine includes the feminine.
1.2   The Room is part of a house or flat which the Landlord occupies as his only or principal
      home.
1.3   The Tenant acknowledges that this tenancy is not an assured or [ASSURED
      SHORTHOLD/SHORT ASSURED] tenancy by reason of being a tenancy granted by a
      resident landlord.
1.4   This Agreement will terminate automatically without any notice if the Tenant ceases to
      reside at the property or if at any time more than two of the rent payments are due and
      unpaid

2.    The Room
2.1   The Room is part of the Property specified above, together with any outside space or
      garden.
2.2   The Tenant will be allowed to share with the other occupier(s) of the Property the use and
      facilities of the common parts of the Property (including such bathroom, toilet, kitchen,
      sitting room and other facilities as may be at the Property).

3.    The Deposit
      The deposit specified above shall be paid by the Tenant on the signing of this Agreement
      and is to be held by the Landlord for the duration of the Term as security against the
      Tenant's failure to pay the rent or non-performance of his obligations laid down within
      this Agreement. The deposit shall be refunded to the Tenant at the end of the Term
      (without interest) under deduction of such sums as are required to meet outstanding rent or
      other charges due from the Tenant during the Term and also cleaning costs and
      outstanding liabilities in connection with damage to the Property, fair wear and tear
      excepted.

4.    Rent
      The Tenant shall pay the rent by the method and at the times specified above.

5.    Interest
5.1   Where the rent or any other sum due by the Tenant under this Agreement is in arrears,
      whether legally demanded or not, the Landlord shall be entitled to charge interest at the
      rate of 4% above the prevailing base rate of the Bank of England on the outstanding sum
      from the date when the same became due until the date of payment.
5.2   Any bank charges incurred by the Landlord through a cheque of the Tenant being
      dishonoured by the Tenant's bankers shall be deducted from the deposit if not already paid
      by the Tenant to the Landlord.

6.    Insurance
6.1   The Landlord shall effect suitable building insurance cover for the Property and shall
      insure the Landlord's fixtures, fittings and effects, including such electrical appliances as
      are not the Tenant's responsibility, against loss or damage by fire, lightning, storm, flood,
      impact, riots, malicious damage, damage from burst pipes, theft and third party risks and


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      such other risks as are normally covered by a Householder's Comprehensive Policy.
6.2   If the Tenant so wishes, he can insure his personal effects, which shall not be the
      Landlord's responsibility.
6.3   The Tenant must not do anything, or fail to comply with any requirement, as a result of
      which the policy of insurance effected by the Landlord for the Property and the Landlord's
      fixtures, fittings and effects may become void or voidable or by which the rate of premium
      on any such policy may be increased.

7.    Repairs
7.1   The Landlord shall maintain the structure and exterior of the Property in good repair and
      condition.
7.2   The Landlord must keep in repair and proper working order the installations for the supply
      of water, gas, electricity, for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary
      conveniences), and for space and water heating. Independently connected electrical
      appliances such as electric fires, heaters, radio or television sets are the Tenant's
      responsibility.

8.    Cleaning and Maintenance
8.1   The Tenant shall keep the interior of the Property in good repair and condition and in good
      decorative order.
8.2   The Tenant must keep free from all blockages and obstructions all baths, sinks, lavatories,
      cisterns and pipes.
8.3   The Tenant must maintain the furniture, furnishings, fixtures and other items set out in the
      Inventory and keep them in good condition and must preserve them from damage or
      destruction and must not remove any of them from the Property.

9.    Quiet Enjoyment
      The Landlord agrees, subject to the Tenant paying the rent and observing and performing
      the obligations set out on this Agreement, not to interrupt or interfere with the Tenant's
      right to quiet possession and enjoyment of the Property.

10.   Use of Property
      The Tenant shall use the Property for residential purposes only and shall not (nor allow
      others to) operate a business at the property or use it for any improper, immoral or illegal
      purposes.

11.   Assignment
      The Tenant shall not assign, sublet, charge or part with or share possession or occupation
      of the Room or any part of the Property

12.   Nuisance
      The Tenant shall not (nor allow others to) cause nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord,
      other tenants or any neighbours.


13.   Damage



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       The Tenant shall not (nor allow others to) cause any damage or injury to the exterior,
       structure or any part of the Property.

14.    Alterations to Property
       The Tenant shall not (nor allow others to) make any alterations or additions to the
       Property or change its use.

15.    External Appearance of the Property
       The Tenant must not display notices or advertisements in the windows or elsewhere on the
       Property.

16.    Keys and Security Codes
16.1   The Tenant shall not alter or change or install any locks or security codes or have any
       additional keys made for any locks without the prior written consent of the Landlord and
       must supply the Landlord with a set of keys or the new security code immediately upon
       replacement.
16.2   The Tenant must report immediately to the Landlord if keys or security codes are lost or
       compromised during the Term and must take immediate steps to provide new keys and or
       security codes, supplying the Landlord with a set of keys or the new security code
       immediately upon replacement.

17.    Pets
       Without the express written permission of the Landlord, the Tenant shall not (nor allow
       others to) keep or allow pets of any kind on the premises. Any permission which is given
       may be cancelled by the Landlord.

18.    Repairing Damage
       The Tenant agrees to make good any damage to the Property or to the Landlord's fixtures
       and fittings and effects or to the common parts caused by the Tenant or any visitor of the
       Tenant to the Property, fair wear and tear excepted, and to pay any costs incurred by the
       Landlord carrying out such works in default.

19.    Reporting Disrepair
       The Tenant shall report to the Landlord any disrepair or defect in respect of the Property or
       the fixtures and fittings and report any failure of mechanical or electrical appliances.

20.    Utilities
       The Tenant must make a reasonable and proportionate contribution to the cost according
       to use of all charges in respect of any electric, gas, water and telephone or other services
       used at or supplied to the Property and Council Tax or any similar tax that might be
       charged in addition to or replacement of it during the Term.

21.    Security
       The Tenant must keep the Property secure and any security alarm set at all appropriate
       times. The Tenant should notify the Landlord if he intends to leave the premises vacant for
       a period in excess of 14 consecutive days and in such a case, the Tenant shall take all



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       reasonable steps to avoid damage from burst pipes in freezing weather.

22.    Moving Out
22.1   At the end of the Term the Tenant shall yield up the Room in the same clean state and
       condition it was in at the beginning of the Term and shall return all the keys of the
       Property and remove all furniture owned by the Tenant, personal effects and rubbish and
       leave the Property and the Landlord's fixtures and fittings in the same condition and state
       of repair as at the start of the Term, fair wear and tear excepted.
22.2   The Tenant shall provide a forwarding address for the return of any deposit.

23.    Suspension of Rent
       If and whenever during the Term the Property or any part of it is damaged or destroyed by
       any of the risks insured against by the Landlord so that the Property is not habitable, the
       Rent shall be suspended or a partial abatement allowed to the nature and extent of the
       damage and destruction until the Property has been reinstated and is fully habitable again.

24.    Safety Regulations
24.1   The Landlord confirms that all furniture and furnishings comply with the relevant fire
       safety regulations.
24.2   The Landlord shall ensure that all gas appliances, flues and installation pipe work in the
       Property are checked by a British Gas or CORGI registered technician on an annual basis
       and that a record is kept stating the defects found (if any) and the remedial action taken.
24.3   The Landlord confirms that all electrical appliances and equipment supplied by him are
       safe so as not to cause danger.

25.    Early Termination
25.1   This form of Agreement does not require either party to give any form of notice to the
       other at the end of the Term.
25.2   Either party may at any time end this Agreement earlier than the end of the Term by giving
       to the other [NOTICE IN WEEKS/MONTHS] written notice to that effect and upon the
       expiry of said notice this Agreement shall end with no further liability for either party save
       for any existing breach.

26.    Notices
       Any notice to be served under this Agreement may be delivered by hand or may be sent by
       registered post, recorded delivery, fax or email. If served on the Tenant, a notice should be
       served at the Property or sent to any fax number or email address intimated by the
       Tenant, and if served on the Landlord or his Agent should be served at:

       [ADDRESS FOR NOTICES IN THE UK]

       or sent to any fax number or email address intimated by the Landlord or his Agent.




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The Landlord hereby agrees to let the Room in the Property and the Tenant hereby agrees to take the
Room for the Rent and Term in accordance with the conditions stated within this Agreement.

SIGNED by the Landlord:




Date:

In the presence of this witness:



Name of witness:
Address of witness:


Signature of [NAME OF TENANT 1]



Date:

In the presence of this witness:



Name of witness:

Address of witness:
Signature of [NAME OF TENANT 2]



Date:

In the presence of this witness:



Name of witness:

Address of witness:




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