How to Rent: Government publishes new guide for tenants

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A new guide for tenants in England has been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said that encouraging a new generation of well-informed tenants with easy access to useful and understandable information would help root out the small minority of rogues and raise the game of any landlords who don’t know what is expected of them.

The guide includes:

  • advice and information on tenancy deposit schemes, bill payments and tenancy length
  • a checklist of what the landlord must provide tenants, including gas certificate and deposit paperwork
  • information on the requirements of the landlord to maintain the structure of the property and give tenants at least 24 hours’ notice before entering the property
  • the legal requirements for landlords and tenants on ending tenancies and returning deposits 

Click here to download a copy of the new guide.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 10 June 2014

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