Employment with Accommodation

October 2019

Are you a Company or an individual which employs staff that need to live on site to perform their duties under the terms of their employment contract?

Some employees such as security staff, nannies or carers may need to live at a specific property in order for them to perform or better perform their duties under the terms of their employment contract.

New document: Service Occupancy Agreement.

This new template Service Occupancy Agreement can be used by an employer who provides living accommodation to an employee so that the employee can carry out their duties under the terms of their employment. This can sometimes be referred to as ‘tied accommodation’.

This agreement creates a licence for the employee to occupy the property for as long as they are employed by the employer. This agreement will terminate automatically when the employment contract ends.

The template is not suitable for a service tenant. A service tenant lives in accommodation provided by their employer, but they don’t need to live there to do their job. If you are providing accommodation to a service tenant, then you should use our Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs).

This agreement can be used where the terms of the employee’s occupancy are to be kept separate from the employment contract (which may be done for administrative reasons) or the existing employment contract does not contain service occupancy provisions. Alternatively, you could use our template EMP.MAN.01 Manager Employment Contract With Accommodation, which includes the terms of the employee’s accommodation.

As always, you should seek legal advice if you are not sure whether this template will meet your needs or if you need help to edit or add to it to meet your particular needs.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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