The “How to Rent” guide has been updated. This guide is for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. It provides a checklist and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including:
what to look out for before renting
living in a rented home
what happens at the end of a tenancy
what to do if things go wrong
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.
It is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.
The “How to rent a safe home” guide is for social and private rented sector tenants and explains the main hazards which may make a property unsafe to live in.
It explains tenants’ and landlords’ obligations and how to raise concerns.
The “How to lease” guide is for current and prospective leaseholders and sets out the differences between leasehold and freehold property and the rights, obligations and implications of being a leaseholder.
All the guides can be found via this link. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/housing-how-to-guides#how-to-let