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The latest version of the How to Rent guide, that must be provided to all tenants before they sign a new tenancy agreement, can always be found on this government page.

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Shelter provide "advice" rather than "help"

The latest version of the How to Rent guide is a minor update with just a single wording change. It hasn't been listed as an official new version of the guide, the previous PDF file was just replaced with the updated one on Monday 29th July.

So what's the change? This paragraph:

Will you need a rent guarantee? Some
landlords might ask someone to guarantee your
rent. If you dont have a guarantor, you can ask
Shelter for help.

Has become:

Will you need a rent guarantee? Some
landlords might ask someone to guarantee your
rent. If you dont have a guarantor, you can ask
Shelter for advice.

I think it's safe to say that Shelter is a fairly controversial charity in property and landlord circles (and perhaps others too). This change probably won't help that situation.

I don't know why the government felt the need to note that Shelter provide "advice" rather than "help" when considering the need for a rent guarantor. I'll leave it to other to speculate on reasons behind their word choices.

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