How To Rent Guide Amended | 9th July 2018

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Jul 9th, 2018
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In response to the recent issues raised by London Property Licensing, regarding the recently updated How to Rent Guide, the How to Rent booklet published on 26 June 2018 has been withdrawn and replaced by an amended version. So you need to destroy any old copies and use this one for all tenancies set up in July 2018 onwards: 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/723442/How_to_Rent_Jun18.pdf

It may also be advisable to issue the new booklet for any tenancies that have started since 26th June 2018.

The title has been changed to ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’, with the new cover shown below.

You may notice that the June 2018 download link hasn’t changed, however if you take a closer look at the actual booklet the footer on page 2 states July 2018. Now go back to the first page and click on ‘see all updates’ and then ‘+show all updates,’ you’ll see that it now states:

9 July 2018: On 6 July 2018 the title of the guide was amended to ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’.

Getting this wrong could prevent you from serving a valid Section 21 notice if you need to evict tenants in the future.

Eviction has become fraught with problems, especially with all the legislative changes around deposits and the Deregulation Act 2015. In October 2018 there are many serious changes coming into effect, surrounding the Deregulation Act, that will prevent private landlords from obtaining possession through a Section 21. This is highly significant for the PRS and therefore extremely important that local landlords attend this update, if they do not want to get trapped with a tenant that they cannot legally evict.

FREE ON 26TH JULY 2018, 2-4PM?

NLCE CPD on Deregulation Act Update
Just £25 each for NLCE accredited landlords or £40 each for non-accredited.

5 CPD points per attendee.
– 2-4pm @ Woodspring Stadium, Winterstoke Road, WSM, BS24 9AA (Parking available).
– Please email enquiries@nlceuk.co.uk to book a space.

Related to this post: New 14 page ‘How to Let’ guide’ for current private residential landlords

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