The How To Rent Booklet – Update January 2018
The How to Rent Booklet was updated by the Government yesterday, and the version which should now be sent is dated January 2018.
This is the version which should now be used moving forward:- https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/674299/How_to_Rent_Jan_18.pdf
We have previously blogged about the How to Rent Booklet here:- http://www.helix-law.co.uk/property-law-blogs/how-to-rent-the-booklet
You need to ensure that all tenants are provided with a copy of the Booklet at the beginning of their tenancy. At the very least the Booklet must be given to the tenants before a valid Section 21 Notice can be served.
Where the booklet is not provided to tenants, landlords will be unable to rely on valid Section 21 Notices which will delay a landlord from obtaining possession of a property.
Laura Albon has been working in litigation for nearly 10 years. She works almost exclusively with property investors and agents across the whole country. She trained with the partners of Helix Law and has extensive experience in possession, service charge recovery, breach of covenant and commercial contract claims. She is able to pursue matters through the court and through The First Tier Tribunal (formerly the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal or LVT).
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