What's new?

All sections are reviewed biannually by expert authors. The major section updates are below.

Agent-solicitor relationships

This section has seen major updates to Appointing a solicitor/conveyancer: setting expectationsApps and online tools and Buy-to-let.

ASTs, deed of guarantee and deed of assignment templates

The AST DPS custodial template has been updated.

Ending the tenancy in England

This section has been updated to remove references to the law in Wales, now that the relevant legislation in England and Wales has diverged.

Letting agents: regulation and consumer protection

This section has seen updates to Approved redress schemesLegislation on licensing and registration in Wales and Proposed changes to letting agent regulation.

Maintenance and repairing obligations

The section on Gas and electrical safety has been thoroughly overhauled and expanded.

Photographing property

This section has been updated with up-to-date pricing information.

Property and safety standards

This section has been updated to reflect The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

Residential property licensing

The most heavily updated parts of this section include HMO management regulations, Criminal offences and civil penalties and RROs under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Short-term lettings

This section has been updated after the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 came into force on 1 December 2022.

Tenant arrears and bankruptcy

This section has seen a major overhaul of the Possession claims subsection.

Taking deposits

This section has been updated to reflect the changes in legislation between England and Wales.

Types of tenancies

This section has also been updated due to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

RICS initiatives


See iConsult for RICS standard drafts.

This page was lasted updated March 2023.