'How to rent: a checklist for renting in England' Archive

Last update 28 July - how to rent easy read


Since October 1st 2015, landlords in England have been required to provide the latest version of 'How to rent: a checklist for renting in England' to their tenants when the first tenancy starts.

In addition to this, landlords are also required to provide a new copy at the outset of any subsequent tenancy, including statutory periodic tenancies, but only if there has been an update to the booklet. 

The document is regularly updated and the gov.uk website does not keep older versions of the booklet on their site. As a result, if a landlord does not provide the copy at the outset of the tenancy they may miss the chance to serve the valid document.

To ensure our members can rectify this, we have compiled an archive of all the versions of the checklist. 

How to use this archive

Compare the publication dates of the documents below. Once you have found the document that corresponds with the date on which your tenancy started, download that version and provide it to your tenants.

Members only!

The rest of this page is available exclusively to members of the NRLA.

It includes a full archive of all the previous How to Rent archives as well as information on seeking possession and whether you can email the document to the tenant.

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