How to change the various Terms and conditions in a Tenancy Agreement

It’s a fact the various terms and conditions mentioned in a Tenancy Agreement can be effectively changed; however, it requires that both the tenant and the landlord must agree upon these changes.

All the changes made by mutual agreement are recorded in a written document. This can be achieved by preparing a new tenancy agreement or modifying the existing deal.

There can be several reasons to make amendments to a Tenancy Agreement. Here are a few of the most important ones.

  • I am changing the rent amount, e.g., rent increases or decreases.
  • The tenant has bought a pet. There can be new terms that need to be included in the agreement, including the liability for pet damage.
  • The tenant may want to transfer the tenancy to any other household member living with them for more than one year.
  • The tenant may decide to modify the tenancy type to a joint tenancy.

Changes can also be made verbally, but it is highly advisable to record everything in writing. The reason is that confusion may crop up later on if there is no written record of the agreement. Therefore, it’s a safer practice to record everything in writing.

Another essential thing to notice is that all the amendments to the Tenancy Agreement should be by the Housing Act. There are statutory rights for tenants and landlords that can’t be overwritten. In conflict, the Housing Act will serve as the ruling law.


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