Deed of Assignment (Single Tenant)
This Deed of Assignment (Single Tenant) can be used to transfer a Tenancy Agreement from one Tenant (the Assignor) to a new Tenant (the Assignee).
This template is for England only. If your property is in Wales, you will grant an occupation contract. Different rules apply for joint contract-holders under the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016. If there is more than one tenant who is party to the Tenancy Agreement, please use the Deed of Assignment (Joint Tenants). This is the case even if only one tenant is being removed from the tenancy.
Check the terms of the Tenancy Agreement carefully before entering into an assignment. Most Tenancy Agreements place restrictions on a Tenant’s ability to assign. Usually, the Landlord’s consent to the proposed assignment is required. This Deed of Assignment contains an optional clause for the Landlord to give consent to the Assignment.
Landlord may have required a parental guarantor for the Tenant when the Tenancy Agreement was entered into. When the Tenancy Agreement is assigned, the guarantor should be released from the guarantee. The Deed of Assignment contains an optional release clause. Alternatively, the Landlord can deal with the release of the guarantor in a separate document – see the Deed of Release of Guarantor.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.
This Deed of Assignment (Single Tenant) is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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