Agreement sign date different to the tenancy commencement date

Can the sign date of the tenancy agreement differ to the commencement date of tenancy.

For example, the agreement sign at 25 September, and the effective tenancy term begin at 1 October.

Yes, that’s perfectly possible and should be fine if its only a few days. You should probably take the first months rent and deposit at the same time and get all the other documents signed, eg deposit PI, inventory, list of other documents you’ve served, (GSC, EICR, EPC, H2R) etc.

Different LLs do different things.

I always sign and collect the first month’s rent and the deposit before the commencement of the term. I think most LLs do. Certainly very common and nothing wrong with it.

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