Assured shorthold tenancy agreement - Deposit Protection Service

Use one of these templates to set up an assured shorthold tenancy (AST), where the deposit holder is a member of the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) and is using the [insurance-backed]/[custodial] service provided by DPS. Terms and conditions cover the tenant's and landlord's obligations, and general obligations applying to both parties. There is provision to add 4 schedules.

This document template is maintained by Robin Stewart of Anthony Gold.

AST agreement instructions: read the instructions fully before using the template.

Prescribed information: the Housing Act 2004 requires that prescribed information is provided to the tenant. A prescribed information template is available from the Deposit Protection Service.

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