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Updated ‘How to Rent’ Guide Published – 10th December 2020

Posted on December 10th, 2020

How to Rent Guide Updated – 10th December 2020


It is mandatory for landlords to provide the latest version of the ‘How to rent: a checklist for renting in England’ to tenants before a tenancy starts – and on renewal of the tenancy if there has been an update to the contents of the guide.

SWLA recommend that landlords give the guide to tenants at the start of each new tenancy and at the start of each renewal (new fixed term), ensuring that there is no doubt that the tenant has received the most up to date version.

Landlords should obtain the How to Rent Guide directly from the gov.uk website to ensure that the most up to date copy is provided. 

How to Let Guide Updated – 10th December 2020


The How to Let Guide for landlords has also been updated, It explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector.

How to rent a Safe Home Guide Updated – 10th December 2020


This guide is for social and private rented sector tenants and explains the main hazards which may make a property unsafe to live in.

It explains tenants’ and landlords’ obligations and how to raise concerns.

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