Surely I am not the only landlord worried about new EPC requirements?9:44 AM, 17th February 2021
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Am I correct in assuming that if my 6 month AST’s then revert to Periodic Tenancies after the 6th month, I don’t need to issue another How to Rent guide, even if a new version has been introduced by the Government, since my AST was issued?
I realise that if I issue a new Tenancy at the end of the initial 6 month period, then I would need to issue the latest How to Rent Guide, but I don’t regard the rollover onto a monthly Periodic Tenancy as being a ‘new tenancy’.
LANDLORD AND TENANT, ENGLAND The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements (England) Regulations 2015 click here
Requirement for landlord to provide prescribed information
3.—(1) A landlord under an assured shorthold tenancy of a dwelling-house in England, or a person acting on behalf of such a landlord, must give the tenant under that tenancy the information mentioned in paragraph (2).
(2)The information is the version of the document entitled “How to rent: the checklist for renting in England”, as published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, that has effect for the time being.
(3)The information may be provided to the tenant—
(a)in hard copy; or
(b)where the tenant has notified the landlord, or a person acting on behalf of the landlord, of an e-mail address at which the tenant is content to accept service of notices and other documents given under or in connection with the tenancy, by e-mail.
(4)Paragraph (1) does not require a landlord, or person acting on behalf of the landlord, who has provided the tenant with the document mentioned in paragraph (2) to supply a further copy of the document each time a different version of that document is published during the tenancy.
(5)This regulation does not apply—
(a)where the landlord is a private registered provider of social housing; or
(i)the tenancy (“the new tenancy”) is a replacement tenancy;
(ii)the landlord, or a person acting on behalf of the landlord, provided the tenant with the document mentioned in paragraph (2) under an earlier tenancy; and
(iii)the version of the document provided to the tenant under the earlier tenancy is the same version as the version which is in effect on the first day of the new tenancy.
(6)In this regulation “replacement tenancy” has the same meaning as in section 21(7) of the Act.
Latest How to Rent guides can be found here >> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent
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