Ensuring Compliance: Issuing the Updated Guide
For all ongoing tenancies where the previous version has been issued prior to the tenancy start date, it is imperative to follow up by providing tenants with the updated How to Rent guide. We advise retaining evidence of this issuance, preferably through a system that indicates delivery and acknowledgment.
Choosing the Delivery Method: Hard Copy or Email
The How to Rent guide can be dispensed to tenants either in a hard copy format or, with tenant agreement, via email as a PDF attachment for their convenience.
Timely Dissemination: Key Considerations
At the onset of a new tenancy or commencement of a new Fixed Term, it is crucial to ensure that the most current version of the How to Rent guide is furnished to the tenants.
Impact on Section 21 Notices
A vital aspect to note is that failure to provide tenants with the updated guide before serving a Section 21 notice renders the notice invalid. Landlords will not be able to rely on it if this provision is not met.
Ensuring Compliance and Clarity
If there's any uncertainty regarding whether the correct version or format of the How to Rent guide has been provided, we highly recommend sending an updated copy to all tenants to maintain compliance and clarity.
At Homefinders, we prioritize your understanding and adherence to the guidelines, ensuring a seamless rental process for both landlords and tenants. Rest assured, we are here to guide you every step of the way. For further inquiries or assistance, do not hesitate to reach out.