Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 27 May 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 90




How to address wrong or the lack of rental information

This week, we are dealing with information that home seekers need to know before they agree to sign up a tenancy agreement.  This week’s activity is the continuation of appended and punitive terms from our last week.

It is necessary that home seekers do their own research before renting a property.  It is equally fair that the other party (or their representative) in the agreement provides prescribed required information (e.g. information related to the new Section 21 form if an assured shorthold tenancy agreement will be used) before home applicants sign up an agreement.  There are statutory and non-statutory information that both parties should be aware of. 

For example, the law requires to the landlord to provide to their incoming tenants  an up to date version of the ‘How to rent’ booklet.  Landlords/ladies are also required to provide a new copy at the outset of any subsequent tenancy, including statutory periodic tenancies, but only if there has been an update to the booklet. If they do not then no valid Section 21 can be served.

This week’s activity, which is for the home seekers, will help them in the following ways:

√ Understand what they are agreeing on

√ Avoid mis-rental information and misinformation

√ Understand the terms and conditions of their current and future tenancy agreements

√ Beware of fair and unfair terms and take action on unfair terms

√ Know their consumer protection rights

√ Uncovering mis-renting terms


The overall goal of this week’s activity is to protect home seekers from unfair terms and mis-rental information.  To achieve this central goal, the week’s session has the following objectives:

√ Ensure clarity and fairness for both contractual parties, especially but not exclusively for the vulnerable and misinformed home seekers

√ Avoid rental poverty trap in a tenancy that one party has never understood its implications from the beginning, yet they signed it

√ Source out ways of getting out from unknowingly agreed unfair terms

√ Ways of dealing with the issue of financial payments related to unfair terms

Briefly, addressing the wrong rental information or lack of fair rental information   

You can work with Home Relief on fair rental information as Help to Rent is available to all home seekers.      

Need help to address mis-rental information, work with Home Relief.   

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords/ladies, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

For weekly property news and updates, please read our weekly posts.

Thank you for reading this post.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

Home Relief – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes



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