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A tenancy agreement, or also known as tenancy contracts, is a legally binding contract between a tenant and a landlord, agent or private accommodation provider.

The tenancy agreement gives certain rights to both parties. For example the right for the tenant to occupy the accommodation and the landlord, agent or private accommodation provider to receive rent in lieu of letting the accommodation to the tenant. Additionally, a tenancy agreement outlines all legal terms and conditions of a tenancy.

There are different types of tenancy agreements available and can vary depending on the accommodation. It is important as a tenant to understand the types of tenancy agreements available and the conditions of the contract before signing.

For further information on tenancy agreements, please visit the Shelter website.