Residential landlords should note that the Government has updated the obligatory “How to Rent” guide that must be served on all new Assured Shorthold tenants – ideally before the start of the tenancy. Failure to serve the correct guide will invalidate any subsequent section 21 notice when seeking to repossess the property. The guide contains much useful information for both landlords and tenants and serves as a good checklist of their respective rights and responsibilities.
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