The New "How To Rent" Guide

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The Government issued an updated version of it's "How to Rent" guide today:

How to rent - the checklist for renting in England - October 2023:

The ‘How to Rent’ guide is a comprehensive document produced by the UK Government, designed to help tenants and landlords understand their rights and responsibilities. While this guide has been updated periodically, it remains an indispensable resource for anyone involved in the rental market and its latest version addresses recent legislative changes and offers practical advice for both landlords and tenants. Furthermore, and very important to note, it must be supplied to tenants in England before they start a new tenancy. Failure to do so can have negative consequences - such as invalidating a section 21 notice should it was needed further down the line.


The Role of an Informed Letting Agent


Partnering with a professional letting agent who is well-informed about current legislation is crucial for landlords. Here's why:

  • Expertise

A reputable letting agent should have a deep understanding of the "How to Rent" guide and other relevant regulations. They can provide guidance on compliance and help landlords make informed decisions that minimise risk.


  • Keeping You Updated

Legislation changes frequently, and it can be challenging for landlords to stay current. An informed letting agent can ensure that you remain aware of any updates to the "How to Rent" guide or other pertinent laws, protecting you from potential legal pitfalls.


  • Tenant Screening

Letting agents play a critical role in tenant screening, ensuring that you choose reliable tenants who are likely to meet their rental obligations. This minimises the risk of disputes and possession issues down the line.


A partnership with Evolve can help safeguard your interests and possession rights and our expertise, knowledge of current legislation, and commitment to your success will prove invaluable as you navigate the ever-changing world of property rentals.


Contact Evolve today on 01937 221401 to discuss how we can help with your property requirements. 

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