To start your tenancy on a sound legal footing, you’ll need an up-to-date contract signed by all parties: landlord, tenants and guarantors. Most rental contracts in the UK are Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST).
Here you can download OpenRent’s template AST for free. It’s the rental lease agreement that we use with our Rent Now landlords. You can trust it, because it’s in force in tens of thousands of tenancies across the UK. It incorporates the latest elements of UK housing law, so you can use it as a reference for your own AST.
Choose whether to see a sample of our joint tenancy agreement (for a whole property) or for shared houses. You can download a pdf of each AST free of charge. Our Rent Now users can add their own custom clauses, and collect signatures digitally, as part of our complete tenancy creation process.
Assured Shorthold Tenancies were introduced by the Housing Act 1988 and updated by the Housing Act 1996.Despite being defined in law, not all ASTs are the same. Although tenancy agreements tend to look broadly similar, there can in fact be quite a lot of variation in
language and structure.
Download our AST for free below!