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This section contains all the documents you require:-

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1) Agreements – inc. AST and Company Lets

2) Notices to quit

3) Court Forms

4) Fact sheets – a range of useful facts for you

5) GDPR – everything to do with the General Data Protection Rules

6) General Notices –all apart from notices to quite (below)

7) Miscellaneous Documents

8) Newsletters

          monthly update newsletter          

          all the issued printed newsletters

9) Proforma letters

10) Reports – some previously issued reports.

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1) Agreements

Assured Shorthold Tenancy - including GDPR Privacy Statement

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

 

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Company Let

To be used where the tenant is a Company.

Note that an AST cannot be used in this case as the property won't be the tenants principle address

 

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Resident Landlord agreement

Can only be used where the landlord is a genuine resident landlord

 

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Tenancy Agreement - Common Law let

To be used where the agreement is not an AST (excluded from Housing Act 1988):-

o  Tenancy agreed before 15 Jan 1989

o  Agricultural tenancy

o  High rent (over £100K)

o  Rent free tenancy (comes with job)

o  Company let

o  Student let by education body (halls of residence)

o  Resident landlord – lodgers in your home (licence agreement)

 

 

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2) Notices to quit

Find all the forms to ask your tenant to leave

1 Section 21

This is the new Section 21 (form 6a) to be used after October 1st 2018.  See the notes that accompany this for a full description 

You can fill in the details and then print it

 

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2 - Section 8 Notice - includes full set of grounds

(Form 3) 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 

 

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3 - Section 8 - WITHOUT grounds attached

(Form 3) 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 

 

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9 - General Notice to quit

Can't be used for an AST

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3) Court Forms

N215 - Certificate of Service

Using this form will help prove all documants have been correctly served.

 

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N5b

Claim form for possession of property (accelerated procedure) (assured shorthold tenancy)

 

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4) Fact Sheets

a check list to help start with your let

This is a tick list to help you remember everything during the tenancy.

Updated July 2018

 

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Eviction Service

Want to evict your tenant, but unclear how to do it, or have no time?

Use the iHowz Eviction Service.  See the fact sheet for more information.

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Fact sheet - Regaining the property 1 - General overview

General overview of raising notices

 

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Fact sheet - Regaining the property 2 - Section 21

How to use a Section 21

 

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Fact sheet - Regaining the property 3 - Section 8

How to issue a Section 8

 

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Fact sheet - Regaining the property 4 - Non AST

This gives details of regaining the property for non-AST properties. 

 

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Fact sheet - Resident landlord

If you are a genuine resident landlord the rules are different, especially regarding evictions.

But make sure you really are a Resident Landlord before following this fact sheet.

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Fact sheet for new Section 21, after October 1st 2015

To be used in association with the NEW Section 21, not the old one.

  

  

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GDPR - the new Data Protection rules

This fact sheet is an overview of the new rules appertaining to data protection.  Valid from May 25th 2018

 

 

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Goods left behind

This is the correct procedure to follow if goods have been left behind in your propery, else the tenant might be able to claim from you.

 

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How to Lease

A Government guide for current and prospective leaseholders in England

 

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How to let

A Government guide for current and prospective private and residential landlords in England

 

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How to rent a safe home

A Government guide for current and prospective private and tenants in England

 

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Legionella Check list

A suggested procedure to ensure properties have minimal risk of Legionella 

 

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Regaining the property

The different ways of regaining the property.

 

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Right to Rent - the immigration checks

This is a summary of the checks that have to be completed on all prospective occupiers - not just those named on the AST.

 

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Section 21 notes

 

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Tenancy Deposit schemes

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.

 

 

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Tenant Fees Bill – Summary December 2018

This is a summary of the intended Tenant Fees legislation, probably due April 2019

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The Grounds to be used when issuing a Section 8

Full set of Grounds for Section 8 notice

Includes Grounds 7a and 7b

 

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Types of Tenancy

 

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5) GDPR

Fact sheet; privact statement and AST required for GDPR

AST - with privacy statement

This AST contains the privacy statement to satisfy the GDPR requirements

 

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GDPR - Privacy statement

Privacy statement for GDPR - see also the fact sheet on GDPR

 

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GDPR - the new Data Protection rules

Fact sheet for GDPR, also containing a proforma Privacy Statement. 

 

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6) General Notices

1 - Privacy Statement required for GDPR compliance

Ensure this is served on all tenants by May 25th 2018.  NB it is also included in the AST

 

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2 - Section 13 notice

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

 

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3 - application referring a notice proposing a new rent under an assured periodic tenancy or agricul

To be used where a Section 13 notice has to go before the Rent Assesment Committee 

 

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Application to a rent assessment committee for a determination of a rent under an assured shorthold

 

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Guarantor agreement

To be used if taking a Guarantor

 

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How to Rent - Government checklist for tenants - UPDATED July 9th 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 July 9th 2018

 

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landlords notice proposing an assured shorthold tenancy where the tenancy meets the conditions for

 

 

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Landlords or licensors notice proposing a new rent or licence fee under an assured agricultura

Section 13 notice for Agricultural tenancies only

 

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Notes for new Section 21

Notes to be used when using new Section 21

 

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Section 48 notice - notification of Landlord's address for service of notices

Note:

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.

 

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Section 6 (2) - notice proposing different terms for a statutory periodic tenancy

 

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Section 6 (3) application referring a notice proposing different terms for a statutory periodic tena

 

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tenants notice proposing that an assured tenancy be replaced by an assured shorthold tenancy

This is the old Section 20 notice

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7) Miscellaneous documents

Fire Risk Assessment

A proforma Fire Risk Assessment form, including an example. 

 

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Guarantor agreement

To be used if taking a Guarantor

 

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Inventory pro-forma

Whilst it is strongly recommended you get a professional inventory carried out, this form can be used as a basis.

 

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Rent Statement

 

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Tenancy Application

Use this form to get as many tenancy details as you can.  It is easier to get these before the tenancy starts than after.

   

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VOA rent submission form

Use this to advise the VOA (was the Rent Officer) of your achieved rents.

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8 Newsletter - monthly updates

Copies of the monthly updates sent to members

Monthly update - 1801 Jan 18

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Monthly update - 1802 Feb18

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Monthly update - 1803 March 18

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Monthly update - 1804 April 18

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Monthly update - 1804 April18 additional

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Monthly update - 1805 May 18

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Monthly update - 1807 July 18

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Monthly update - 1808 August additional

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Monthly update - 1808 August 18

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Monthly update - 1809 Sept 18

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Monthly update - 1810 Oct 18

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8) Newsletters

See all the newsletters here

iHowz news 34 - Summer 2018

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iHowz news 35 - Winter 2018

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SLA news 03 - January 2010

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SLA news 04 - March 2010

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SLA news 05 - June 2010

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SLA news 07 - October 2010

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SLA news 07 - October 2010

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SLA news 08 - December 2010

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SLA news 09 - March 2011

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SLA news 10 - June 2011

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SLA news 11 - August2011

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SLA news 12 - December 2011

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SLA news 13 - March 2012

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SLA news 14 - June 2012

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SLA news 15 - September 2012

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SLA news 16 - December 2012

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SLA news 17 - March 2013

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SLA news 18 - May 2013

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SLA news 19 - Autumn 2013

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SLA news 20 - March 2014

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SLA news 21 - Summer 2014

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SLA news 22 - Winter 2014

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SLA News 23 Spring 2015

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SLA news 24 - Summer 2015

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SLA news 25 - Winter 2015

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SLA news 26 - December 2015

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SLA news 27 - Spring 2016

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SLA news 28 - Summer 2016

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SLA news 29 - October 2016

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SLA news 30 - February 2017

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SLA news 31 - May 2017

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SLA news 32 - October 2017

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SLA news 33 - Spring 2018

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9) Proforma letters

Suggested format letters

Rent arrears - letter 1 - when arrears first noticed, preferably after telephone contact

Send to tenants when they first get into arrears

 

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Rent arrears - letter 2 - a week later

Send a week after initial contact

 

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Rent arrears - letter 3 - informing of Notice to Quit

When sending Section 8

 

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Rent arrears - letter 4 - after Notice Requirng Possession (Section 8)

Following Section 8

 

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Rent arrears - letter 5 - following agreement on repayments

To confirm if re-payment has been agreed

 

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Rent arrears - letter 6 - failed to make re-payments

Re-starting notice if re-payments failed

 

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Reports

Find a list of interesting reports here

Kate Barker - Review of Housing Supply - published 2004

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Lyons Housing Review

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The Elphicke-House Report

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