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Archive of ‘How to Rent’ booklets

Before serving a Section 21 notice, all landlords are required by law to provide tenants with a copy of the Department for Communities and Local Government’s booklet entitled “How to rent: the checklist for renting in England” which is current at the time.

Since its introduction on 1 October 2015, there have been several changes to the ‘How to Rent’ booklet. It is important that landlords check they have been issuing the most up to date ‘How to Rent’ booklet to their tenants at commencement of new tenancies and/or replacement tenancies starting on or after 1 October 2015.

Please see below the different How to Rent booklets and the dates they should have been used. If landlords find that they have served an incorrect How to Rent booklet on their tenants, they should ensure that a new and current How to Rent booklet is served on their tenant before issuing a Section 21 notice.

1 October 2015 – 31 January 2016: Download here

1 February 2016 – 16 January 2018: Download here

17 January 2018 – 25 June 2018: Download here

26 June 2018 – 30 May 2019 (dated 6 July 2018 but ‘backdated’ to 26 June 2018) (Please note that a different version of the How to Rent booklet was provided on the Government website between 26 June 2018 and 5 July 2018 which was incorrect): Download here

31 May 2019 – 2 June 2019: Download here

3 June 2019 – 28 July 2019: Download here

29 July 2019: Download here

Last updated: 13 August 2019

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