The model agreement is intended for use when a private landlord and tenant enter into a fixed term assured shorthold tenancy for a privately rented property in England (this is the standard type of tenancy in the private rented sector). It should not be used in the following situations:
Social housing (local authority or housing association properties).
Business lets (i.e. where the tenant is a company renting residential accommodation for its employees).
If none of the tenants will occupy the property as their only or principal home.
Renting a room in shared premises, such as a bedsit (i.e. if the tenants are not, together, renting the whole of a house or a self-contained apartment within a block of flats).
Lodger living in the landlord’s own home.
Commercial properties (shops, offices, etc.).
Annual rent will not exceed £100,000.
Rent 6 months' or more.