DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAVE ISSUED AN UPDATED HOW TO RENT GUIDE FOR USE FROM 1 OCTOBER 2015

rentThe How to rent guide needs to be served on all new and renewal tenancies from 1 October 2015.

The guide serves as a helpful check list for anyone searching for a house or flat to rent, offering guidance through every step of the letting process.

It provides a check list and more detailed information on each stage of the process, including:

what to look out for before renting
living in a rented home
what happens at the end of a tenancy
what to do if things go wrong

Oakfield fully supports the guide, which outlines the rights and responsibilities you have as a tenant, and helps you to understand the questions to ask to create and maintain a positive relationship with your landlord or letting agent. Links to more detailed guidance and advice are also provided.

The guide also recommends that when choosing a property through a letting agent, a tenant should ensure the agent is accredited by ARLA.

Please click here for the HOW TO RENT GUIDE

Neil Newstead FARLA, MNAEA

CEO Oakfield Estate Agents

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