LANDLORDS NOTICE BOARD

Updated 'How to Rent' guide available now

The Robinson Jackson Group is pleased to be issuing all new and renewing tenants with the updated 'How to Rent Guide'. A new version of this Government-produced document was announced in June 2018, with a further update in July 2018 - with the new tag line 'The checklist for renting in England'. The guide contains details of the forthcoming tenant fee ban and outlines changes to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licensing.

The guide is an informative tool for people looking to rent a house or flat, helping them to understand their rights and responsibilities. Inside are checklists and more detailed information on each stage of the rental process, including:

  • what to look out for before renting
  • living in a rented home
  • what happens at the end of a tenancy
  • what to do if things go wrong

As well as essential reading for tenants, the guide has importance for landlords too. If the most current version of the 'How to Rent' guide has not been given to new or renewing tenants, any future Section 21 notices will not be valid.

If you would like a copy of the updated'How to Rent' guide, advice on landlord matters or a list of available properties to rent in SE London and Kent, contact your local branch.