Documents for rented properties
This content applies to Scotland only.
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It's important to keep things written down when you're renting a place. Get organised with the Shelter rent book, inventory and lodger agreement.
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Your landlord or letting agent should supply you with an inventory. If they don't, you can download one here.
If you don't have a rent book, keep records of your rent payments in case there is any dispute. You can download the Shelter rent book here and use it to keep track of your payments.
Sample lodger agreement
This is an example of an occupancy agreement between a homeowner (the landlord) and a lodger.