Further sources of information and websites that that you may find useful:
This is the official website of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. This site contains lots of information on renting and letting.
Various sources of information. Go to ‘Owning and renting a property' for information on private letting and renting. This site also has information about council tax and being a landlord and renting out a room.
The Housing Ombudsman site. An independent service dealing with complaints against landlords and agents, and other housing related disputes.
‘Everything a landlord needs to rent out a property safely and legally’. A useful site with lots of good information. For a small joining fee you can have access to more information plus a wide range of documents.
The Residential Landlords Association website. They offer landlords support and advice as well as training opportunities and ideas for improving standards and saving money.
A knowledge base for landlords, agents and tenants. Information on everything from taxation to regulations and a directory of services from debt collection to pest control!
British Property Federation
National Federation of Residential Landlords
Residential Landlords Association
Shelter - http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice
AdviceGuide - http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/
Basingstoke CAB - http://www.basingstokecab.co.uk/
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975