Amending a tenancy agreement – HA30?

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14:29 PM, 17th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Amending a tenancy agreement – HA30?

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Amending a tenancy agreement – HA30?

I am a private landlady. My tenants have signed a 6-month Shorthold tenancy agreement and have now been renting my property for 8 months. We are now on a mutual two-month notice rolling agreement which suits us all very well. amendments

I need to make some minor adjustments to the tenancy agreement relating to using the open fire and balcony, and testing the new carbon monoxide alarm. ( I do not wish to raise the rent).

I do not want to make them sign a new 6-month contract as I am not sure they would be willing to do that. I was wondering whether I need to use an HA30 or whether I can just put something in writing for them to sign (if they agree) and add it to the original tenancy agreement. I notice the HA30 requires 3 months notice for the changes to take effect. Is this the case or am I reading it incorrectly?

Please advise.
Thanks

Catherine



Comments

Neil Patterson

14:32 PM, 17th November 2015
About 3 years ago

Hi Catherine,

For everyone's reference I have found the link to the .Gov site with the forms you are referring to >> https://www.gov.uk/guidance/assured-tenancy-forms

Michael Barnes

12:47 PM, 18th November 2015
About 3 years ago

I would go for a new agreement that allows tenant to give two months notice firing tithe fixed term.

Pam Thompson

21:52 PM, 18th November 2015
About 3 years ago

If my existing tenancy agreement does not contain text pertaining to the new legislation relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, would I need to use Form 1 as an addendum to the tenancy agreement? I am about to move into a periodic tenancy with my existing tenant so this information would be extremely useful.

Paul Shears

12:52 PM, 21st November 2015
About 3 years ago

Whoops have I missed a detail here?
I had put in all currently required smoke and carbon monoxide alarms years ago and I test them myself roughly every six months. Does this really need to be mentioned in the contract? I thought that I now have a legal obligation to fit and test the things no matter what the contract says.


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