In order to continue to improve standards in the private rented sector, the series of guides have been produced in partnership with private landlord, tenant and managing agent groups and professional bodies and local housing authorities.
The How to Let guide includes checklists for new and existing landlords to help them comply with current property legislation and their legal responsibilities when letting a property, including how to protect tenancy deposits, carry out gas safety checks and install smoke and carbon dioxide alarms.
The guide is aimed at Private landlords that are letting under an assured shorthold tenancy in England. The How to Let guide does not cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.
It is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.