Housing Minister Grant Shapps published new factsheets last week to give landlords and tenants a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities whilst renting or letting a property. The landlord factsheet provides advice on picking a letting agent, making sure the property is safe for tenants, producing tenancy agreements and inventories and protecting tenants’ deposits. The information for tenants includes tips on the legal requirements of renting, avoiding disputes and what to expect from landlords.
By providing access to better information on roles and responsibilities, Mr Shapps hopes that unnecessary disputes can be avoided during and at the end of assured shorthold tenancies.
The factsheets are free to download and you can access them here: