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« on: August 26, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »

Hi

Can someone please clarify if i have to give my tenant a right to rent guide.

Her tenancy started in August 2013, she had come through the Council. A Council Housing Officer had come with her on the day we signed the tenancy agreement and i had to give him the Gas Cert, Electric cert, Energy Performance Cert, proof i owned the property etc, but no right to rent guide.

My tenant has been with me for 9 years and i have given her a new tenancy agreement every year, but not a right to rent booklet/guide as she had come through the council and the housing officer at the time had confirmed that all the relevant checks on her status had been done.

Please can someone advise where i stand on this?

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Radhika
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 09:17:16 PM »

Can someone please clarify if i have to give my tenant a right to rent guide.

There isn't a "right to rent guide". There's right to rent checks that the landlord have to conduct on prospective tenants, and there's a How to Rent booklet that the landlord have to give to the tenant. I assuming you meant the latter.

My tenant has been with me for 9 years and i have given her a new tenancy agreement every year, but not a right to rent booklet/guide as she had come through the council and the housing officer at the time had confirmed that all the relevant checks on her status had been done.

You have to get the gas safety checks done annually, and you have to then give a copy of the resulting certificate to your tenant, it is a criminal offence as a matter of health & safety law for you not to.

As a matter of housing law, if you're in England, then you have to give your tenant annually the gas safety certificate from the gas safety checks, else you would not be able to give valid s21 notice to your tenant. You also have to give a copy of the energy performance certificate, and the How to Rent booklet every tenancy.

Is there a deposit? If so, is it protected correctly and on time, and was the prescribed information given correctly to both the tenant and if someone else (i.e. the council) paid it that person as well? If not, one to three times the amount of the deposit per tenancy as a penalty is going to be a lot of money.......
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2020, 09:41:39 AM »

All I know is you have to provide gas cert, rent checklist, energy cert before you can stsrt an eviction process.

You must have put a deposit in a government scheme and notified tenant with in 30 days.

If you failed to put deposit in rent deposit scheme you must give that back before you can start eviction.

If you didn't out the money in a rent deposit scheme the tenant can claim compensation of up to 3x the amount of the original deposit.
 

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