The government has issued a new updated ‘How To Rent. A checklist for renting in England’- which is an important document that letting agents and landlords have to issue to tenants. The guide is for tenants in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities of living in a rented property. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the rental process process.
The document will cover
- Assured Shorthold Tenancies
- Before you Start
- Looking for a New Home
- When You’ve Found a Place
- Living In Your Rented Home
- At The End Of The Fixed Period
- If Things Go Wrong
- Further Sources of Information
This is more than just a checklist document, as failure to serve this up to date version guide invalidates any future Section 21 action.
The full document is available to read here on the government website.
As there is huge importance in serving your tenants with the most up to date version, we recommend accessing the document via the website where it will be regularly updated, rather than saving the current issue in hard copy. You can then print out the latest version and provide it to your tenants in hard copy via email, as in the event of further action, agents and landlords must also prove the document has been provided to the tenant.