When letting a property, there’s a lot of information that’s either useful, or a legal requirement, to provide to your tenants before the start of the tenancy.
To help you on your way, we’ve provided an overview of what’s required of you as a landlord.
It’s useful to provide your tenants with the following details regarding yourself, and the property, before the start of the tenancy. It might even save you some hassle down the road:
Once you’ve received your tenant’s deposit, it is a legal requirement to provide them with the ‘prescribed information’ about the tenancy deposit scheme it’s protected under within 30 days of receipt of the funds. For an exhaustive list of what information needs to be provided, please visit the government website.
As of October 2015, it is now a legal requirement to provide your tenant with a copy of the ‘How to Rent Guide’ (more specifically, ‘How to rent: the checklist for renting in England’). It’s worth re-downloading the PDF from the government website at the start of each tenancy, as they update this guide frequently.
It’s extremely important to provide this guide to your tenant before the start of the tenancy, as failure to do so could mean that you are unable to serve a section 21 notice against them should you wish to take back possession of the property.
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