The government has today issued a new How To Rent Guide – the critical document that both letting agents and landlords have to issue to tenants.
In the light of the importance of serving the correct version on tenants, in order not to invalidate the issue of a Section 21 notice where required, this is an essential update. In the event of such action, agents and landlords must also prove the document has been saved on the tenant. The guide can be served in hard copy format or – with the consent of the tenant – via email in PDF form.
Failure to serve the document correctly, and to have proof of it being served, will invalidate any Section 21 (form 6a) served. We serve the latest version in hard copy with every new tenancy, and at renewal of fixed periods also.