Latest news for the private rented sector

A very useful How to Rent guide and How to Let guide have been produced by the Government.

Landlords in England are reminded they MUST serve this version at the start of any new tenancy or renewal (when a statutory periodic tenancy).

Understanding the possession action process: A guide for private landlords

This guide is for people who are letting a house, flat or any part thereof in England to tenants in the private rented sector while living in another property. This guide is focused on landlords letting to tenants on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy or an Assured Tenancy.

This guide will help you to understand what rights and responsibilities you have as a landlord when you need to use the courts to take possession of your property.

This guide does not cover leasehold, those who are on a licence to occupy (for example, those who do not have an exclusive right to occupy a property, or who live in tied accommodation related to their employment), holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.

Guide to the Renters (Reform) Bill

The Renters (Reform) Bill will deliver on the government’s commitment to “bring in a better deal for renters”, including abolishing ‘no fault’ evictions and reforming landlord possession grounds. It will legislate for reforms set out in the private rented sector white paper.

Tenancy-ready guide

The ‘Step into YOUR Tenancy’ information will help guide your tenants through setting up their bills and budgeting so they can be as ready as possible to move in and not worry about getting into arrears or debts.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations

The Government has published legislation that will amend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 from 1 October 2022.

What you need to know: Smoke and CO alarms in properties

Landlord information zone archive

A variety of guidance and information documents for landlords.