The categorised documents listed below are available to all valid iHowz members.
This section contains all the documents you require:-
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
monthly update newsletter
all the issued printed newsletters
9) Proforma letters
10) Reports – some previously issued reports.
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
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
Can only be used where the landlord is a genuine resident landlord
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)
Find all the forms to ask your tenant to leave
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
(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
Can't be used for an AST
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.
Updated July 2018
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Government guide for current and prospective leaseholders in England
A Government guide for current and prospective private and residential landlords in England
A Government guide for current and prospective private and tenants in England
A suggested procedure to ensure properties have minimal risk of Legionella
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.
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
Fact sheet; privact statement and AST required for GDPR
This AST contains the privacy statement to satisfy the GDPR requirements
Privacy statement for GDPR - see also the fact sheet on GDPR
Fact sheet for GDPR, also containing a proforma Privacy Statement.
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 Guarantor
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
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
A proforma Fire Risk Assessment form, including an example.
To be used if taking a Guarantor
Whilst it is strongly recommended you get a professional inventory carried out, this form can be used as a basis.
Use this form to get as many tenancy details as you can. It is easier to get these before the tenancy starts than after.
Use this to advise the VOA (was the Rent Officer) of your achieved rents.
Copies of the monthly updates sent to members
See all the newsletters here
Suggested format letters
Send to tenants when they first get into arrears
Send a week after initial contact
When sending Section 8
Following Section 8
To confirm if re-payment has been agreed
Re-starting notice if re-payments failed
Find a list of interesting reports here