The Landlords and Tenants Act came into force on January 1, 1996. The law abolished the „no contract” – the relationship between the parties in a contract that allows them to sue each other, but prevents a third party from doing so – for all new commercial leases, whereas, in certain circumstances, an outgoing tenant may be obliged to guarantee his immediate assignee. an agreement in which the tenant guarantees the execution by the assignee of the agreements from which the tenant has been exempted. If a tenant resigns in violation of the federal state or by legal act, the tenant has not been released (see illegal assignments and AGAs), and if this were not the case, a condition would have been imposed on the tenant`s deposit which corresponds to those whose section 24 LTCA attempted to release them in 1995, which would nullify the objectives of the law. Good Harvest has resulted in any direct guarantee of an incoming tenant`s deposit not applicable to an incoming assignee. An AGM requires an outgoing tenant to guarantee the performance by the new tenant of the contracts included in the tenancy agreement, but this only applies to the subscription conditions from 1996. If the new tenant proves unreliable and unable to meet the conditions stipulated in the tenancy agreement, the assumption of the deposit jeopardizes the outgoing tenant with a significant financial cost. An authorized guarantee contract (also called AGM) is a document that a landlord can ask the existing tenant (the agent) to sign during a tenancy to ensure the landlord`s position if the incoming tenant (the agent) does not comply with the terms of the tenancy agreement. The agent signs with the lessor an authorized guarantee contract to ensure the execution of the rental obligations by the agent. If you have any questions about authorized warranty contracts or would like Ringrose Law to act on your behalf for your commercial real estate transaction, please contact a member of Law`s sales team on 01205 311511 at Ringrose Law`s Boston Office. Under an approved warranty agreement (AGM), an outgoing tenant guarantees some or all of the obligations of a tenant entering into a tenancy agreement. It was introduced by Section 16 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (LT (C)A) 1995) to appease landlords whose position had been significantly reduced by the removal of the original liability of tenants. It applies only to „new” leases (i.e.
those awarded on January 1, 1996). A tenancy agreement granted on that date, but under a tenancy, option or court order agreement that was issued prior to that date, is not considered a „new” lease. The Coop case was complicated by the fact that there was more than one provision in the transfer licence, but the bottom line is that the lessors and their lawyers must be very careful in drawing up to distinguish between a partial guarantee and a direct guarantee, to ensure that the outgoing tenant`s guarantor always guarantees only the outgoing tenant`s benefit and not the delivery of the assignee. When a tenant enters into a lease with a new tenant (delegate), the lessor may require the tenant to enter into an AGM with the landlord as a condition of consent to the assignment of the tenancy agreement.