Information & Guides
We have developed a collection of FREE downloadable Information Guides, and factsheets full of practical advice for Letting Agents to support them delivering exceptional service to their clients.
How to rent: the checklist for renting in England
It provides a checklist and further detailed information on each stage of the renting process, including:
- what to look out for before renting
- living in a rented home
- what happens at the end of a tenancy
- what to do if things go wrong
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How to Let: A guide for anyone interested in letting a property in the private rented sector
This guide explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector.
It is not intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.View Online
Guide to Right to Rent Checks
This guide gives a detailed explanation of the requirements and checks landlords, letting agents and home owners need to perform in order to comply with the right to rent scheme and how to carry out right to rent checks.View Online
Code of Practice on right to rent
Civil penalty scheme for landlords and their agents. Guidance for landlords and letting agents affected by the introduction of right to rent immigration checks.View Online
Coronavirus (Covid 19) A guide for landlords and tenants
Government guidance on the impact of the Pandemic on key property / tenancy issues, including:
- Management of Repairs and Maintenance
- Rental Payments
- Possession and Courts
- Health & Safety
Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill Summary
Guidance for Welsh letting agents explaining how the the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill affects them, including what fees can be charged to tenants, how the new regime will be enforced and more.View Online
The Tenancy Deposit Cap – what you need to know
My Deposits new guide provides full guidance, including step by step advice on adjusting deposits for the deposit cap.View Online
TDS Guide: Deposit Cap Solution
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) guide to The Tenancy Deposit Cap, providing letting agents with information and guidence on the process to follow.View Online
Form 6A: Section 21 Notice for a no fault possession on an assured shorthold tenancy
This form should be used where a no fault possession of accommodation let under an assured shorthold tenancy is sought under section 21(1) or (4) of the Housing Act 1988.View Online
Notes for Form 6A: Section 21
Notes on when to use Form 6a, when you cannot use this form, and the information and documents that must be provided to tenants.View Online
Tenant Fees Act 2019: Guidance for landlords and agents
Guidance for landlords and letting agents explaining how the Tenant Fees Act 2019 affects them. This guide includes the answers to the following commonly asked questions:
- What fees can I ask a tenant to pay?
- When does the ban apply?
- What does this mean for existing tenancy agreements?
- What is considered to be a breach of the ban?
- Prohibited payments
- permitted payments
Guide for inventories, check-in and check-out reports
TDS in collaboration with ARLA Propertymark and the AIIC have produced a document with guidance on the best practice for carrying out inventory reports, including deposit deductions and disputes over unclear or poor-quality reports. This is guide for letting agents, landlords and tenants.View Online
Right to rent document checks: a user guide
Guidance for landlords and tenants on how right to rent checks should be carried out and which documents are acceptable.View Online
Code of Practice for Landlords
Avoiding unlawful discrimination when conducting ‘right to rent’ checks in the private rented residential sector.View Online