http://fairwayconstruction.co.uk/?p=54 A standard rental agreement for use in the private rental sector, in which a short-term rental contract is concluded, and accompanying advice. Two copies of the agreement should be made – 1 for the landlord, the other for the tenant. It is the responsibility of one of the parties to keep the agreement in a safe place, as this must be reported during the lease. Under English/Welsh law, there is no specific legal requirement for a landlord to use a lease form. In practice, however, you really need it! Only a truly reckless owner would rent a property on the basis of an oratory agreement or handshake. Most of the time, a tenant is a total stranger, but even if they aren`t, don`t do it! There are a number of FREE lease forms available on the Internet, but before using them, check that they are prepared by a lawyer and suitable for this purpose. If you can`t rely on the quality of the lease, don`t use it. It therefore contains provisions concerning rent checks and those that allow the lessor or tenant to terminate the tenancy during the term of the tenancy if their circumstances change. . .