The tenancy agreement is a legal contract between the tenant and the landlord. The tenancy agreement can be oral, but usually it is a written legal document which provides certain rights and obligations for both parties. The landlord and tenant make arrangements before the tenancy period begins, and usually those arrangements are included in the tenancy agreement as long as they aren’t in conflict with the law. The tenancy agreement can be drafted with express terms or implied terms. This legally binding document must provide the names and addresses of the tenant and landlord, the dates of beginning and ending of the agreement, the details about rent payment (the amount and the way of paying), details about what the landlord and tenant can and cannot do (this part of the agreement is known by the name “standard terms”) and any special terms that have been negotiated between the parties. Any applicable fees that need to be paid by the tenant should also be included in the tenancy agreement. It is always recommended to include a list of the chattels that are provided by the landlord in the rental property. Both parties must sign the tenancy agreement, and the tenant must be provided with a copy of the legal document before the beginning of their tenancy. Other specific things that the tenancy agreement may include are: the number of people that will live in the rental property, the car parking options and the possibility of the tenant to assign or sublet the tenancy to someone else. If some provision of the tenancy agreement is inconsistent with the law, it has no effect and the landlord can’t enforce it. The easiest way to create this kind of legal document is by following the guidance of the free tenancy agreement template. You can download the template under this link.