A new ‘easy read’ version of the How To Rent guide has been released by Government.
Please note the publication of the ‘easy read’ version of the guide DOES NOT replace the current December 2020 version of the “How to Rent” booklet. Landlords should continue to serve the December 2020 version of the “How to Rent” booklet and only serve the easy to read one as a supplement to the original if needed. The Document is specifically designed to simplify the language and ensure that there is an option for the information in the guide to be accessible, if needed.
Landlords are reminded they MUST serve the latest version of the standard ‘How to Rent’ booklet at the start of a new tenancy. Also rules were brought in 5 years ago making it mandatory that If the document has been updated since the tenant moved in, then landlords also need to serve an updated copy on tenancy renewal, or the creation of a statutory periodic tenancy.
Government link to the ‘easy read’ “How to Rent” Guide. Please note if the link doesn’t open please copy and paste it into your browser.
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