Documents

The categorised documents listed below are available to all valid SLA members.

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Agreements

Assured Shorthold Tenancy

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Company Let

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Resident Landlord agreement

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Tenancy Agreement - Common Law let

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Court Forms

N215 - Certificate of Service

Using this form will help prove all documants have been correctly served.

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N5b

Claim form for possession of property (accelerated procedure) (assured shorthold tenancy)

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Fact Sheets

a Tick list to help start the let

This is a tick list to help you remember everything during the tenancy

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Court fees - from April 22nd 2014 until notified of changes

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Fact sheet for new Section 21, after October 1st 2015

To be used in association with the NEW Section 21, not the old one.

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How to Rent - Government checklist for tenants

This booklet is intended for tenants, but is also a useful guide for landlords.  

It has to be issued to tenants before the new Section 21 can be served - if not issued the Section 21 will be deemed to be invaild if it went to court.

Note this is the new one issued February 1st 2016

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Legionella Check list

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Regaining the property

The different ways of regaining the property.

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Right to Rent - the immigration checks

This is a summary of the checks that have to be completed on all prospective occupiers - not just those named on the AST.

To be used after February 1st 2016

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Section 21 notes

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Tenancy Deposit schemes

It is critical that you manage your deposit correctly.

Please note that there is no law that says you have to take a deposit.  It is a business decision, and one that should be thought about carefully.

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The Grounds to be used when issuing a Section 8

Full set of Grounds for Section 8 notice

Includes Grounds 7a and 7b

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Types of Tenancy

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General Notices

1 - Section 13 notice

To increase your rent

NOTE THAT THIS IS THE CORRECT VERSION TO USE AFTER APRIL 6TH 2016.  PLEASE DON'T USE THE OLD ONE

NOTE THAT THIS SUPERCEDES THE ONE ISSED APRIL 2015

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2 - landlords or licensors notice proposing a new rent or licence fee under an assured agricultura

Section 13 notice for Agricultural tenancies only

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3 - application referring a notice proposing a new rent under an assured periodic tenancy or agricul

To be used where a Section 13 notice has to go before the Rent Assesment Committee 

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application to a rent assessment committee for a determination of a rent under an assured shorthold

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Guarantor agreement

To be used if taking a Gurantor

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landlords notice proposing an assured shorthold tenancy where the tenancy meets the conditions for

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Notes for new Section 21

Notes to be used when using new Section 21

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Section 21 to be used after October 1st 2015

This is the new Section 21 to be used after October 1st 2015.  See the notes that accompany this for a full description 

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Section 48 notice - notification of Landlord's address for service of notices

Note:

A landlord of all premises EXCEPT those of which Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 applies must serve the tenant with an address in England and Wales at which notices (including notices of proceedings) may be served on them by the tenant.

Until the Landlord notifies the tenant of their address for service the landlord/agent is unable to enforce payment of rent or services.

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Section 6 (2) - notice proposing different terms for a statutory periodic tenancy

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Section 6 (3) application referring a notice proposing different terms for a statutory periodic tena

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tenants notice proposing that an assured tenancy be replaced by an assured shorthold tenancy

This is the old Section 20 notice

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Miscellaneous documents

Guarantor agreement

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Inventory pro-forma

Whilst it is strongly recommended you get a professional inventory carried out, this form can be used as a basis.

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Rent Statement

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Tenancy Application

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VOA rent submission form

Use this to advise the VOA (was the Rent Officer) of your achieved rents.

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Newsletters

See all the newsletters here

SLA news 03 - January 2010

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SLA news 04 - March 2010

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SLA news 05 - June 2010

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SLA news 07 - October 2010

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SLA news 07 - October 2010

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SLA news 08 - December 2010

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SLA news 09 - March 2011

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SLA news 10 - June 2011

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SLA news 11 - August2011

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SLA news 12 - December 2011

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SLA news 13 - March 2012

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SLA news 14 - June 2012

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SLA news 15 - September 2012

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SLA news 16 - December 2012

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SLA news 17 - March 2013

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SLA news 18 - May 2013

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SLA news 19 - Autumn 2013

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SLA news 20 - March 2014

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SLA news 21 - Summer 2014

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SLA news 22 - Winter 2014

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SLA News 23 Spring 2015

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SLA news 24 - Summer 2015

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SLA news 25 - Winter 2015

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SLA news 26 - December 2015

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SLA news 27 - Spring 2016

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SLA news 28 - Summer 2016

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SLA news 29 - October 2016

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SLA news 30 - February 2017

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SLA news 31 - May 2017

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Notices to quit

Find all the forms to ask your tenant to leave

1 - Section 8 Notice - includes full set of grounds

Notice to be used where there is a ground (reason) for asking the tenant to leave.

Can be used at any time in the AST.

Please read the Grounds properly, and see the fact sheet.  Don't include the set of grounds when sending notice

NOTE THIS IS THE NEW ONE TO BE USED AFTER DECEMBER 1ST 2016 - PLEASE DON'T USE THE OLD ONE.

NOTE THAT THIS SUPERCEDES THE ONE ISSUED APRIL 2016

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2 - Sect 21 - Fixed Term

Currently can be used if the AST started as a Fixed Term, even if allowed to go to Statutory Periodic.

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3 - Section 21 - Periodic Term

To be used where the AST commenced as a Contractual Periodic.

Critical to get the expiry date correct - see our fact sheet.

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9 - General Notice to quit

Can't be used for an AST

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New Section 21

This Section 21 MUST be used on AST commencing after October 1st 2015, and CAN be used on any AST if you want to.

Will have to be used on ALL AST's after October 1st 2018.

Summary:-

–        prescribed form;       

-         must be used on new AST raised after Oct 1st

–        cannot  be issued in the first 4 months of AST;

–        must be used within 6 months of issue;

–        tenants have statutory right to claim back any overpayment of rent;

–        must have valid:-

EPC; gas safety inspection report;

–        Cannot be used:-

If deposit not protected; Property not licensed where one was required.

–        must issue DCLG booklet (advised start of tenancy)

Retaliatory eviction (tenancies after Oct 1st 2015):-

–        Where a tenant makes a complaint about the condition of a property in writing, the landlord will have to respond within 14 days in writing setting out what he intends to do about it and what the timeline for doing this is. 

–        If the landlord (a) fails to reply or (b) replies by serving a section 21 notice or (c) gives a reply that is inadequate, then the tenant may complain to the local authority who must inspect the property. 

–        If the local authority then serves an improvement notice or carries out emergency remedial action, any section 21 notice already served will be rendered ineffective and no further notice can then be served for six months.

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Reports

Find a list of interesting reports here

Kate Barker - Review of Housing Supply - published 2004

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Lyons Housing Review

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The Elphicke-House Report

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