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Guides to lease, rent and let residential properties

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Three new guides designed to help and inform landlords and tenants have recently been published by the Government. The three guides are as follows:

The How To Lease Guide is for current and prospective leaseholders of long leases (i.e. leases of 99 years or 999 years). As well as setting out the differences between leasehold and freehold property and the respective associated rights, the Guide also contains the obligations and implications of being a leaseholder.

The How To Rent A Safe Home Guide is for social and private rented sector tenants who rent on short term tenancies. It explains the main hazards which may make a property unsafe to live in, as well as detailing the obligations of both landlords and tenants. This Guide also explains how to raise concerns.

The How to Let Guide is for current and prospective landlords. It explains the responsibilities, legal requirements and best practice for letting a property in the private rented sector. However the Guide isn’t intended to cover leasehold, holiday lets or ‘resident landlords’ who let to lodgers.

Should you need expert legal advice regarding any of the above or indeed any other property law matter, please contact Joseph Seyed Hossein at or telephone 01204 540 900.

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