Residential Tenancy Agreements

Drafting a residential tenancy agreement demands expert advice from an experienced residential and buy-to-let conveyancing lawyer. This is a significant legal commitment covering one of your most valuable assets so it’s important that you get it right. Our large, award-winning property team will help you with all aspects of your tenancy agreement, ensuring that you understand all the key issues and end up with a fair tenancy agreement that supports your needs and investment as a landlord.

Our specialist buy-to-let team that has repeatedly been rated the best in the South West for customer service. We are also members of both ARLA and CRLA, the national and local associations for letting agents, which means we are up to date with all the latest developments, both in the landlord-tenant law and the local lettings market. We can also advise you on deposits, insurance obligations and bringing the tenancy to an end, including supporting you in any dispute with your tenants and how to most effectively evict a tenant who is breaching the terms of their agreement.

With offices throughout Cornwall and Devon, we can provide you with a personal face-to-face service in a location near to your work or home.

Drafting a residential tenancy agreement

A residential tenancy agreement is a contract between you, as the landlord, and your tenants. It outlines the legal conditions of the tenancy, including the rent and your right to change it, your rights of access to the property when there are tenants in place, and the responsibilities of the tenants. The most common type of residential tenancy agreement is an assured shorthold tenancy agreement, with most new agreements automatically falling into this category.

The drafting and upholding of your tenancy agreement will play a critical role in the success of your buy-to-let investment. We will ensure that it is structured in the best way possible.

Your responsibilities as a landlord

Our buy-to-let experts will help you to understand the complexities of the housing legislation relating to tenants’ rights, including repair and maintenance, protection for deposits and protection from harassment or eviction. As a landlord, you have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for anyone in their property, whether they are tenants, employees or visitors. Our buy-to-let team are on hand to help you understand your responsibilities as a landlord.


Laura Noble


Sarah Cowley

Head of Residential Property

Kathryn Shaw


Sophie Jones


Kerry Hodgson

Conveyancing Executive

Lianne Priest


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