Licence Agreement

This is our standard agreement for a room in a house in multiple occupation

Agreement to rent a room in a house.
THIS AGREEMENT is made on ………………………
BETWEEN:-
Mr K Laing, 66 Saville Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex RM6 6DT ( Mrs M Laing called the Landlord) of the one part and
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(Hereinafter called ‘The Tenant’) of the other part.
Definition and Interpretation
In this agreement:-
1.1 Word importing one gender shall be construed as importing the other gender.
1.2 Word importing the singular shall be construed as importing the plural and vice versa.
1.3 Where any party comprises more than one person the obligations and liabilities of that party under this agreement shall be joint and several obligations and liabilities of those persons.
1.4 The Clause Headings do not form any part of this agreement and shall not be taken into account in its construction or interpretation.
AND IT IS AGREED as follows:-
The Landlord lets and the Tenant takes the premises known as and situated at:
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Together with the fixtures, fittings furniture and effects therein (hereinafter called ‘the contents’) which are specified in the attached inventory signed by the Landlord and Tenant for a term of 6 months (hereinafter called ‘the term’) commencing on
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at a rent of £800 per calendar month as specified below. £800 damage deposit will be taken. This will be lodged with a government approved agency and returned at the end of the tenancy. This is held against a) damage to the property and furnishings b) failure to complete the full term of the tenancy c) outstanding rent.
The property is let inclusive of water, heating, light and council tax costs.
TENANTS COVENANTS
The tenants will:
a) Pay the rent at the times and the manner specified to K Laing by standing order.
b) Not damage or injure the property or make alterations in or addition to it.
c) Preserve the fixtures, furniture and effects from being destroyed or damaged and not remove any of them from the property.
d) Keep the interior of the premises clean and tidy and in as good tenantable state of repair and decorative condition as at the beginning of the term, reasonable wear and tear is acceptable.
e) dispose of rubbish properly in the bins at the front of the property and not leave it in common areas
f) give the Landlord vacant possession and return the keys of the Property at the end of the Tenancy and remove all Furniture belonging to the Tenant and his/ her personal possessions and rubbish and leave the property and the Landlord’s fixture and fittings in good lettable and tenantable condition and repair and to pay the Landlord the cost of repairing or replacing and damaged or missing parts of the Property or any of the Landlord’s fittings.
g) Not remove any contents from the premises and to leave the furniture and effects at the end of the tenancy in the rooms or places in which they were at the beginning of the Tenancy.
h) Not carry on any trade, business or profession or Let or receive paying guests on the property or place or exhibit any notice board or notice on the property for any use other than that of strict residence.
i) Not permit or allow to be done on the premises anything which may become a nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord or the other occupiers of any adjoining premises or which may render the Landlord’s insurance of the premises void or voidable or increase the rate of premium for such insurance.
j) Not use or allow the premises to be used for any illegal or immoral purpose.
k) Not assign, transfer, sub-let or otherwise part with possessions of the property or part thereof to any other person.
l) Permit the Landlord or the Landlord’s agents at reasonable times in the day to enter the premises to view the state and the condition thereof and of the fixtures, fittings and effects. Permit the Landlord and the Landlord’s agents at reasonable time to enter the premises during the last 9 weeks on the fixed term with prospective tenants and during any part of the term with prospective purchasers of the Landlord’s interest in the property.
m) Notify the Landlord forthwith in writing of any defects in the Property as soon as practicable after such defects come to the notice of the Tenant.
n) Permit the Landlord to make alterations to any part of the Property following the service of a two clear week’s notice by the Landlord to carry out such alterations. (Emergency repair work will be carried out immediately and will not qualify for any notice period).
o) Pay the Landlord a fee of £5 for any of the Tenant’s cheque which are either dishonored or countermanded by his / her bank.
p) Pay a TV Licence should one be necessary.
q) Not allow overnight guests to take up permanent residence.
 IMPORTANT NOTE: The rooms are designed for the permanent occupation of two persons. The rooms are let to the named signatories of this agreement only. All other people entering and using the property have the status of guests, no matter how long they stay. Guests who take up permanent residence are trespassers. This is because a) it leads to overcrowding and related health and safety issues and b)  the room is let at an inclusive price, including heating lighting and water, obviously more than one person using these items increases costs which have to be paid for by the landlord. If it is found a tenant has allowed a guest to take up permanent residence it will be regarded as a breach of the tenancy and the tenant will be given notice to quit.
 Following from this the tenant must NOT
 Give, or allow, guests to make their own sets of keys to the property
 Receive post in any name other than the one given on this agreement. Post to other people will be returned to sender.
 Indications that a guest has taken up permanent residence (not exclusive):
 they stay over more than 3 nights a week
 they are a dependant child or person who is being cared for by the tenant and who could not reasonably function without that care
 they have no other permanent address (in the United Kingdom)
 they use the flat address on official documentation eg job, driving licence etc
 they spend large amounts of time in the flat without the tenants being present

r) Unblock drains during the term of this Agreement.
s) Not keep any living animals, bird, reptile, fish or insect in or on the premises.
t) During the Tenancy allow the Landlord to periodically inspect the property after giving prior notice.
u) Not cause noise or disturbance especially at late hours (particularly between the hours of 12 midnight and 6am) (This includes use of washing machine and spin dryer).
V) to keep the carpets on the floor (in order to dampen the sound below)
W) to maintain and care for the fire alarms and precautions and to notify the landlord should any become faulty / damaged
LANDLORD COVENANTS:-
a) The Landlord will pay and indemnify the Tenants against all outgoings in respect of the Property (except the charges for the use of any telephone and TV Licence) If not caused by the Tenants negligence or its has been agreed with the Landlord.
b) Permit the Tenants, so long as he / she pays the rent and performs his / her obligations under this agreement, quietly to use and enjoy the premises during the term without any interruption from the Landlord
or any person rightfully claiming under or in trust for the Landlord.
c) Return to the Tenant any rent payable for any period during which the premises may have been rendered uninhabitable by fire or for any risk, which the Landlord has insured.
d) The Landlord will accept no responsibility of any kind for any property of the Tenant(s) being lost, damaged or destroyed in the property from whatever cause.
IF
1) Any part of the rent is in arrears for more than 14 days whether formally demanded or not:
OR
2) If there is any breach of any of the Tenants obligation under this Agreement.
OR
3) If the premises are without the agreement of the Landlord left Unoccupied for the continuous period in excess of four weeks.
The Landlord may re-enter and take possession of the premises and thereupon the Licence created by this Agreement will determine, but without prejudice to any other rights and remedied of the Landlord.
THIS AGREEMENT is intended to create an agreement to rent a room in a house.
ANY Notice to be given hereunder shall be deemed to be properly given if sent by registered post or recorded delivery or by hand addressed if given by the Landlord to them by name at the address stated onto be their address at the date hereof of if given to the Tenant to him / her by name at the address of the premises and if so sent shall be deemed to have been served no later than the first working day following the day on which it was posted.
THE Tenant hereby acknowledges that he / she has received prior to the date hereof a valid notice from the Landlord stating that his / her Licence is to be an agreement to rent a room

Signed …………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………….. Tenant

Signed …………………………………………………………………………….
……………………………………………………………………………………….. Tenant
Signed ………………………………………………………………… Mr K Laing (Landlord)
Date …………… Month ………………….. Year:

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