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Maria S said: Posted on: 15/01/2007 00:00

I have agreed (perhaps against my better judgement) to let a property to my nephew for a minimum of 3 years. I have known him all his life, he is trustworthy to the best of my knowledge, and has never caused any problems in previous rented properties (again, to the best of my knowledge).

My query is whether the RLA's Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement is suitable, just by changing the heading to Assured Tenancy Agreement. ie. Does everything else apply? Or should I be using a different agreement?

I do not expect to need the property for anything else within 3 years, but presumably I would be able to evict him, if he was in breach of the agreement (he has two small children)

I have got a quote from your Insurance Services for this tenancy. Presumably, landlord's insurance includes liability insurance and everything that is required for a let property?

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