Government releases new ‘how to’ guides on leasing, letting and renting

Three new guides designed to help landlords and tenants who work or live in private rented housing have been published today (26/06/18).

Released by the Government, the guides contain both new and updated information or letting, renting and leaseholds, and form part of the new ‘how to’ series, designed to provide both landlords and tenants with clear information in a central and accessible location.

Further details on the guides is provided below:

The How to lease guide is for current and prospective leaseholders. As well as setting out the differences between leasehold and freehold property and the respective associated rights, the guide also contains the obligations and implications of being a leaseholder.

The How to rent a safe home guide is for social and private rented sector tenants. It explains the main hazards which may make a property unsafe to live in, as well as detailing the obligations of both landlords and tenants. This guide also explains how to raise concerns.

The How to let guide is for current and prospective landlords. It explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector. However, it’s important to note that this guide is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.

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