Providing a Legal Tenancy Agreement
Legally, you don't actually need to have a written tenancy agreement.
However, you want to ensure both yourself and your tenants are covered for every eventuality, so having a written tenancy agreement in place is definitely the best thing to do.
You should ensure your tenancy agreement is legally sound. You can do this by asking a solicitor to put together a tenancy agreement on your behalf, or alternatively you can ask Upad's ARLA-qualified landlord team. Upad can create a bespoke tenancy agreement that is signed electronically by both parties, saving you time and hassle.
We also recommend reading our guide to assured shorthold tenancy agreements.
Finally, complete a property inventory, ask your tenant to set up a standing order for the rent, collect the first months’ rent, collect and protect the deposit.