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GUIDE TO LETTING PROPERTY

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Letting property is a highly regulated area of law. In England and Wales the creation of tenancies and letting property are regulated by the Housing Act 1988 as amended by the Housing Act 1996. If a tenancy involves exclusive occupation of all or part of a house or apartment, the tenancy is known as an ‘Assured Tenancy’. The law seeks to balance the rights of the tenant and landlord and must be observed to avoid allegations that could amount to criminal activity on the part of the landlord.

The Law for Life guide to letting property is designed to help you set up and terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England and Wales. The essential governing documents will be the Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement and certain notices dependant on your reason for bringing the tenancy to an end, these being the ‘Section 21’ Notice Requiring Possession, to be used for possession on expiry of a fixed term and a Section 8 Notice for use if the reason for ending the tenancy is arrears of rent.

CONTENTS


1. IS THIS GUIDE TO LETTING PROPERTY FOR YOU?
2. WHOLE OR PART LET?
3. HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY (HMOs)
4. YOUR MORTGAGE
5. THE DEPOSIT
6. GUARANTORS
7. THE TERMS OF THE TENANCY
8. OBLIGATIONS
9. ENDING A TENANCY
10.SERVICE OF THE NOTICE
11.CHECKLIST IN PREPARATION FOR ENTERING INTO AN ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY
 APPENDIX 1 THE GAS SAFETY (INSTALLATION AND USE) REGULATIONS 1998 – SECTION 36