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New 'How to Rent' Guide and Model Tenancy Agreement

The Department for Communities and Local Government have contacted us and asked us to inform our Members that on 1 February updated versions of the “How to Rent Guide” and “Model Tenancy Agreement” were released. This is following the roll out to England of the right to rent scheme, which requires landlords to check that all adults living in their properties are not disqualified from renting property in the UK because of their immigration status. They have also made some changes to the subletting clauses in the model tenancy agreement.

 

The purpose of the “How to Rent Guide” and “Model Tenancy Agreement” is to promote the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.

 

It is a legal requirement for the How To Rent Guide to be given to all tenants at the beginning of every new tenancy.

 

Links to the two documents are available here. We have also put the documents in our resources section.

 

How to Rent Guide: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent/how-to-rent-the-checklist-for-renting-in-england

 

Model Tenancy Agreement: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/model-agreement-for-a-shorthold-assured-tenancy

 

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