The categorised documents listed below are available to all valid iHowz members.
This version includes a Privacy Statement required for GDPR
Ensure it is used by, and after May 25th 2018.
A Privacy Statement must be served on all existing tenants by May 25th 2018
Using this form will help prove all documants have been correctly served.
Claim form for possession of property (accelerated procedure) (assured shorthold tenancy)
This is a tick list to help you remember everything during the tenancy
General overview of raising notices
How to use a Section 21
How to issue a Section 8
This gives details of regaining the property for non-AST properties.
To be used in association with the NEW Section 21, not the old one.
This fact sheet is an overview of the new rules appertaining to data protection. Valid from May 25th 2018
This booklet is intended for tenants, but is also a useful guide for landlords.
It has to be issued to tenants before the new Section 21 can be served - if not issued the Section 21 will be deemed to be invaild if it went to court.
Note this is the new one issued January 18th 2018
The different ways of regaining the property.
This is a summary of the checks that have to be completed on all prospective occupiers - not just those named on the AST.
To be used after February 1st 2016
It is critical that you manage your deposit correctly.
Please note that there is no law that says you have to take a deposit. It is a business decision, and one that should be thought about carefully.
Full set of Grounds for Section 8 notice
Includes Grounds 7a and 7b
Ensure this is served on all tenants by May 25th 2018. NB it is also included in the AST
To increase your rent
NOTE THAT THIS IS THE CORRECT VERSION TO USE AFTER APRIL 6TH 2016. PLEASE DON'T USE THE OLD ONE
NOTE THAT THIS SUPERCEDES THE ONE ISSED APRIL 2015
To be used where a Section 13 notice has to go before the Rent Assesment Committee
To be used if taking a Gurantor
Section 13 notice for Agricultural tenancies only
Notes to be used when using new Section 21
A landlord of all premises EXCEPT those of which Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 applies must serve the tenant with an address in England and Wales at which notices (including notices of proceedings) may be served on them by the tenant.
Until the Landlord notifies the tenant of their address for service the landlord/agent is unable to enforce payment of rent or services.
This is the old Section 20 notice
Whilst it is strongly recommended you get a professional inventory carried out, this form can be used as a basis.
Use this to advise the VOA (was the Rent Officer) of your achieved rents.
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Newsletter for Autumn 2017
Find all the forms to ask your tenant to leave
Currently can be used if the AST started as a Fixed Term, even if allowed to go to Statutory Periodic.
To be used where the AST commenced as a Contractual Periodic.
Critical to get the expiry date correct - see our fact sheet.
Notice to be used where there is a ground (reason) for asking the tenant to leave.
Can be used at any time in the AST.
Please read the Grounds properly, and see the fact sheet. Don't include the set of grounds when sending notice
NOTE THIS IS THE NEW ONE TO BE USED AFTER DECEMBER 1ST 2016 - PLEASE DON'T USE THE OLD ONE.
NOTE THAT THIS SUPERCEDES THE ONE ISSUED APRIL 2016
Can't be used for an AST
This Section 21 MUST be used on AST commencing after October 1st 2015, and CAN be used on any AST if you want to.
Will have to be used on ALL AST's after October 1st 2018.
– prescribed form;
- must be used on new AST raised after Oct 1st
– cannot be issued in the first 4 months of AST;
– must be used within 6 months of issue;
– tenants have statutory right to claim back any overpayment of rent;
– must have valid:-
EPC; gas safety inspection report;
– Cannot be used:-
If deposit not protected; Property not licensed where one was required.
– must issue DCLG booklet (advised start of tenancy)
Retaliatory eviction (tenancies after Oct 1st 2015):-
– Where a tenant makes a complaint about the condition of a property in writing, the landlord will have to respond within 14 days in writing setting out what he intends to do about it and what the timeline for doing this is.
– If the landlord (a) fails to reply or (b) replies by serving a section 21 notice or (c) gives a reply that is inadequate, then the tenant may complain to the local authority who must inspect the property.
– If the local authority then serves an improvement notice or carries out emergency remedial action, any section 21 notice already served will be rendered ineffective and no further notice can then be served for six months.
This is the new Section 21 to be used after October 1st 2015. See the notes that accompany this for a full description
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