A tenancy agreement is a contract between you and a landlord.
It lets you live in a property as long as you pay rent and follow the rules. It also sets out the legal terms and conditions of your tenancy. It can be written down or oral (ie a spoken agreement).
A tenancy can either be:
fixed-term (running for a set period of time)
periodic (running on a week-by-week or month-by-month basis)
For more information visit the Government Website
The Students' Union, University, DASH (Decent and Safe Homes), NBC (Northampton Borough Council) and NSLN (Northampton Student Landlord Network) have all agreed upon a tenancy agreement which we recommend Landords in Northampton to use. An example of this contract can be found here. If you are asked to sign a different agreement we recommend you seek advice first to ensure that it is legally binding and fair.