As a Landlord in the General Election I intend to vote for:14:07 PM, 4th November 2019
About 2 weeks ago 100
Lawyer Giles Peaker, in an article for Nearly Legal, ‘How to rent guides – sneak updates‘ uncovered that the official How to Rent guide has recently been updated twice since the 31st of May without reference to the date of the most recent changes.
Giles said: “This really should not happen. While the changes are relatively minor tweaks, they are changes nonetheless.
“And as the statutory requirement is for the tenant to be provided with the version of the guide current at the time, silent changes obviously present problems. How many landlords and agents will be using the original 31 May version without knowing it has since been changed?
“While I would imagine a court would give a certain leeway in the circumstances, should it be raised, this is not an issue that should have arisen in the first place. Please MHCLG, do not do this again.”
The changes include:
Click here to download the most recent How to Rent Guide.
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