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Updated How To Rent Guide

Just to let you know that the Government have issued a new ‘How To Rent’ guide which must be given out to new tenants from this month, please also be aware that when a tenancy is renewed or becomes statutory periodic, you will need to serve the new version of the How to Rent Guide to be able to serve a valid section 21 notice.

Here’s a link to the new guide: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718937/How_to_Rent_Jun18.pdf

Apart from a design change, there are a number of changes.

– Information about the minimum EPC rating being E
– Information to the tenant about the recently introduced landlord banning
order
– More information about where the tenant can seek independent advice and
help
– The names of the three deposit and redress schemes

In addition it makes reference to three further new guides which have been released which relate to the following:

How to Let – a publication for a landlord about their obligations to a tenant
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718965/How_to_Let_Jun18.pdf

How to rent a safe home – a publication really based on the hazards contained within the Housing Health and Safety Rating System
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent-a-safe-home

How to lease – a publication on leasehold reform and rights
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-lease

Hope this update is useful, thanks to Darrel Kwong of DWK Consultancy (Dorset) for the information.


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