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