The starting point is that if a person is unable to sign a rental agreement, anyone wishing to sign the agreement on behalf of the person can only do so with the permission of the Court, or if he has a permanent/permanent mandate (LPA) or if he is a substitute appointed by the court. The most important case in this case is Street v Mountford  UKHL 4. The court held that the existence of a tenancy agreement must have three characteristics: exclusive employment, at a rent, for a term. What does LA do in the case of a service user who is unable to accept a rental contract? email@example.com you apply for a tenancy only from the protection court, which can sign to accept or terminate a lease. This article contains excerpts from a new guide to adult community care on intellectual performance, leases and licensing agreements. The guide is written by Aasya Mughal, a director of Edge Training – Consultancy Ltd. Subscribers can read the full guide and access other resources on the mental capacity of Knowledge and Practice Hub on Inform Adults. The law limits the signing of legal documents (including a tenancy agreement or termination). If you know that there is already a power of attorney or a substitute, this should be your starting point. A word of caution here – there may be a few former MPs (before the law comes into force) where they will not have enough authority to sign the agreement. If not, you should go to the Tribunal to obtain the necessary order to sign or abandon the lease. DX 724783 Manchester 44 Opening hours and facilities:courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/manchester-civil-justice-centre-civil-and-family-courts Before employees assess whether a person has the mental capacity to sign an agreement, they must check to see if they have delivered the correct document.