December 2020 New How to Rent Guide
Granting a new tenancy, you must now provide December 2020 version of the How to Rent Guide. All members can download the latest version from the link at the bottom of this page.
The Government has just released the new “How to rent” Guide. All landlords and letting agents are reminded they must provide this latest version to all prospective tenants or on any tenancy renewals.
The requirement to provide tenants with the Government prescribed “How to Rent” Guide came into force five years ago. It is mandatory for landlords and letting agents provide the latest version of the “How to rent” Guide.
Landlords who fail to provide the How to Rent Guide or give the wrong version will not be able to serve a valid section 21 notice until they comply with this requirement.
These include recent legislation like the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and the Electrical Safety Act 2020.
How to rent guide FAQ
What is a how do you rent Guide?
It is a Government prescribed booklet which residential landlords are required to provide prospective tenants or on tenancy renewal.
When did the How do you rent Guide come in?
The How to Rent Guide came into force 5 years ago.
What documents are required for the right to rent?
As a tenant, you will need your i.d.s like passport, full drivers’ licence and a utility bill or evidence of residence. You will have to provide proof of your right to live or remain in the U.K.
Download how to rent: the checklist for renting in England pdf
You can download this under our service tab under the pre-tenancy section.
Download how to rent guide august 2019 pdf
The latest version is December 2020; however, all versions can be downloaded by our members from the services tab.
You can download the how-to rent booklet by clicking our Pre-tenancy page.
Source: The British Landlords Association
Author: Amanda Goldsmith
Date: 10th of December 2020
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