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  • Legal FAQs

    Tenancy agreement signed by me or agent?

    I am.just about to enter into a tenancy agreement with an agent on behalf of my tenant.

    I have been offered the chance to counter sign the agreement rather than the agent sign it for me.

    My only concern is how do I know they have done everything they should. They seem very professional.

    I will check that the gas certificate has been served as I know this is critical but I used an agent so I didn't have to worry about all this and now I find I am doing?
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    Ask them maybe?

    Have they done anything for you to doubt their processes?


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    I was more wondering the legal significance of it. I posted in legal FAQs so I could know this. I doubt any agent would ever admit to doubting their own abilities. This seems to let them off the hook to me in the unlikely event of any onboarding error.
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    IMO DONT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHETHER YOU SIGN IT OR THE AGENT SIGNS IT ON YOUR BEHALF AS YOUR AGENT.  IN LAW THE LATTER IS SAME AS YOU SIGNING IT.

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    Just say that the gas safe had not been handed to the tenant ( this is out of my hands now but I can evidence I have passed it to the agent) and I sign it. Surely I would be held responsible but if the agent signed it they would be responsible?
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    YOUR ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE ANYWAY FOR YOUR AGENTS FAILINGS.  THATS WHY THEY NEED TO BE CLOSELY CHECKED.

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    Countersigning is just a courtesy add on they are offering

    But it also mitigates/ offloads  their responsibility somewhat in my view

    The ultimate legal obligations still remain with you as LL

    If they handle it all though its all good mitigating defence for you if something goes wrong

    If your signature is on there then the judge has more ammunition if an error occurs

    So I am inclined not to muddy the water and get involved assuming they are a  bona fide outfit

    Your separate  contract with the agency means you are devolving the task to them

    Let them do what they are paid for and politely decline

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    I’d ask the agent for a copy of the tenants’ acknowledgment of receiving the various documents.  Ultimately your responsibility so you should have proof of these being issued on your files - protects you should you part company with letting agent at a future date.
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    Fabulous advice. This is my deep seate concern. Thank you.
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    Agreed, very good advice.

    I always supply a checklist document with my tenancies that confirms I have supplied all the relevant docs to the tenant and that they have seen them.

    If the agent doesn't have this doc or any other way of proving they have shown these to the tenant, then you should not be using them.

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