How To Rent - The Checklist for Renting in England

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have issued an updated How to rent guide for use from 1 February 2016.

The How to rent guide needs to be served on all new and renewal tenancies from 1 February 2016. The guide serves as a helpful checklist for anyone searching for a house or flat to rent, offering guidance through every step of the letting process.

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

USEFUL LINKS

Student Renting Guide


THE ARLA STUDENT GUIDE 
Our illustrated guide will help students who are looking to rent.

Find an ARLA agent


FIND AN ARLA AGENT
Use our search tool to find an ARLA Licensed letting agent in your area.

Rental Fraud Guide


AVOID THE TRAPS
Tenants make sure you understand and are aware of rental fraud.