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Coronavirus: What landlords need to know

Protect yourself from vexatious disputes and compensation claims

Check you are complying with GDPR data protection rules

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Whether you are taking on new tenants, visiting a property or bringing a tenancy to an end, our approved range of resources will help you manage most tenancies.

Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) Checklist

Documents you should give your tenant when creating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST)

Letting to individuals, couples and sharers in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Character Reference Letter

Requesting a character reference for a prospective tenant

Applies to
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Charity Tenancy Agreement

Letting residential accommodation to charity in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Client Money Protection (CMP) in England Guide

Understand how CMP protects landlords and tenants in England

Applies to
England

Company Tenancy Agreement

Letting residential accommodation to a limited company or limited liability partnership in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Coronavirus - factsheet for existing tenants who wish to perform the viewings instead of the landlord or agent

Some tenants will prefer to host the viewings themselves to minimise the number of people in their home. To facilitate this you should ensure you have sent this factsheet to them so they know what they must do before, during and after the viewing.

Applies to
England

Coronavirus - letter to tenants about a viewing

This should be sent to your existing tenants when you would like to begin arranging viewings for the property.

Applies to
England

Coronavirus handout for prospective tenants

This should be sent to any prospective tenants who are intending to view your property before the viewing occurs so they know how to comply with the Government guidance on viewings.

Applies to
England

Coronavirus Letter to Tenants

This letter is designed to prompt your tenants to inform you if they have been affected by the coronavirus

Applies to
England and Wales

Deed Assignment

Deed Assignment

Applies to
England and Wales

Employer Reference Letter

Requesting an employers reference for a prospective tenant

Applies to
England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Energy efficiency for landlords in England & Wales Guide

Understand the basics of EPCs, how they are assessed and tips for improving energy efficiency in your property

Applies to
England and Wales

Fair Processing Notice

Explaining how you handle your tenants data

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Fire Safety Logbook

Keep a record of your fire safety precautions in one document

Applies to
England and Wales

Fitness For Human Habitation Checklist

Protect yourself from vexatious disputes and compensation claims

Applies to
England

Fitness for Human Habitation Guide

Understand how the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 affects landlords in England

Applies to
England

Gas Safety Visit Keys Letter for England and Wales

Informing a tenant of a gas safety visit in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Checklist

Check you are compliant with data protection rules in the UK

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Guide

Understand how GDPR affects landlords in the UK and how to comply with the law

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

High Value Tenancy Agreement

Letting residential accommodation with a rental income of 100,000 and above per annum in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

How to rent: The Checklist for Renting in England

You are legally required to give this guide to new tenants when creating an AST in England

Applies to
England

Inspection Letter Template

Landlords are still required to perform essential inspections for gas and electrical safety. This letter provides a template for requesting access or identifying that it is not possible to inspect at this time.

Applies to
England and Wales

Landlord Reference Letter

Requesting a landlord reference for a prospective tenant

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Letter of Guarantee

When a third party is prepared to act as a guarantor for a prospective tenant

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Noise Complaint Letter

Informing a tenant of a noise complaint

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Notice to Quit

Giving notice to end a Common Law Tenancy in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Rent Arrears Chase Letters

Informing a tenant of a rent demand

Applies to
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Rent arrears letter where you have not been informed of a change in circumstances

This letter should be sent to tenants who have fallen into arrears during the coronavirus pandemic without informing you of a change in circumstances

Applies to
England and Wales

Rent Reduction Letter

If you choose to offer a rent reduction rather than a rent holiday this template sets out the period you are offering a rent reduction for.

Applies to
England and Wales

Resident Landlord Tenancy Agreement

Letting out a room in your own home in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Response to Student Tenants Requesting an Early Tenancy Surrender

Many students are currently requesting an early surrender or rent waiver for their tenancy. This letter provides a response.

Applies to
England and Wales

Routine property visit letter for England and Wales

Informing your tenant of a routine property visit in England and Wales

Applies to
England and Wales

Section 13 (Form 4) Rent Increase Notice for England

Proposing to increase the rent on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England

Applies to
England

Section 21 (Form 6A) Possession Notice for England

Giving notice to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England using the Section 21 no fault route

Applies to
England

Section 21 changes - How to lobby your MP Guide

Understand how to put your views to your MP

Applies to
England and Wales

Section 21 changes in England - How the proposals affect landlords Guide

Understand how the Governments proposals affect landlords in England

Applies to
England

Section 33D(3) Notice to Quit for England

Giving notice to end a tenancy or licence in England if the Home Office has given notice that all of the occupiers do not have the Right to Rent

Applies to
England

Section 48 Notice

Notifying your tenant of the official address of the landlord. Should also be used if the landlord changes

Applies to
England and Wales

Section 8 (Form 3) Possession Notice for England

Giving notice to end an Assured Shorthold Tenancy in England using the Section 8 route

Applies to
England

Tenant actions regarding fire poster

Advises a tenant what to do in the event of fire

Applies to
England and Wales

Tenant Fees Ban in England Guide

Understand how the Tenant Fees Act 2019 affects landlords in England

Applies to
England

Tenant Holiday Rent Request Letter

Letter confirming you are willing to offer your tenants a rent holiday

Applies to
England and Wales