Free landlord handbook England edition

If you subscribe to our free weekly digest of posts from the Guild of Residential Landlords, all landlords and agents can download for free our popular landlord handbook. It is regularly updated (see below) and is available for rented property England or Wales. The newsletter is no obligation and can be cancelled anytime. Some articles may require a Guild subscription to access. If you’re already an accredited landlord or agent, you can download the handbook for free (see links below).


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England Updates

Current version – February 2017

02/17 – Incorporated the new The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 and The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. A few other minor amendments.

Previous versions

01/16 – General overhaul to the entire book. This brings it into line with the Wales edition (as far as possible) which was changed to fit the Rent Smart Wales training requirements and is now used for Guild and TFP Rent Smart Wales training. New sections have been added and many parts have had small changes. Quite a big update to the manual.

10/15 – added all 1 October changes to England version including retaliatory evictions, changes to section 21 notices, prescribed information, home business tenancies, prescribed legal requirements and apportioned rent.

08/15 – updated.


Wales Updates

Current version – January 2016

01/16 – generally overhauled to make it more compatible with Rent Smart Wales licence training requirements. New sections have been added and many parts have had small changes. Quite a big update to the manual.

Previous versions

10/15 – added home business tenancies section and made several other minor changes

08/15 – updated

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