If you have a signed contract with tenants, and you move house or change your primary address you will need to notify your tenants of your new address. Although we don't have an in-house legal team, and do recommend you take your own legal advice if you aren't sure of something, we've provided some information below.
Why do I have to notify them? Is my phone number/email not enough as contact details?
by notice furnish the tenant with an address in England and Wales at which notices (including notices in proceedings) may be served on him by the tenant.
If the landlord fails to do this, then the tenant isn't obliged to pay rent until the correct details are provided.
The legislation doesn't say how the address needs to be 'furnished' but it doesn't need to be a new AST.
What is the legislation?
This refers to Section 48, Landlord and Tenant Act (1987).
How do I serve a Section 48?
We do not provide a template of a Section 48 document currently, however, you can find a few different types by searching this online. We'd also advise you take your own legal advice on serving a document like this if you still aren't sure on anything.
There is no need to notify OpenRent of your change of address if you have an ongoing tenancy, as the agreement is private between yourself and the tenants.
Information on this site is by way of general guidance only and may not apply in your particular circumstances. You should not act or refrain from acting upon information on this site without seeking independent legal advice.