1 June 2019 is quite a big day for the PRS.
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 is now in force. The MHCLG Guidance for tenants, landlord and agents is here.
Along with this, there is a new Form 6A, the mandatory form of section 21 notice, which must be used for all assured shorthold tenancies as of 1 June. The form is introduced by The Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
And there is a new edition of the ‘How to Rent’ Guide from the MHCLG, published on 31 May 2019. This must be used for all new private AST tenancies, or for ‘replacement tenancies’ where the original tenancy predated 31 May 2019. If the incorrect edition is given to the tenant, no section 21 notice can be served until after the tenant has been provided with the current edition. (The ‘How to Rent’ archive has been updated.)
I need to update the Section 21 flowchart to incorporate the Tenant Fees Act changes, but as they will be of no practical effect for the next 4 months, this may take a little while.