The Housing Acts of 1988 and 1996 set out the rules that apply to assured and assured shorthold tenancies. These are the type of residential tenancy agreements used by most private landlords and housing associations.
There are a number of matters on which landlords or tenants must follow certain rules laid down in the regulations. In some cases it may be necessary for them to complete a form, called a ‘prescribed form’, that proposes an action that may affect the other party to the tenancy agreement. The 9 available prescribed forms can be downloaded.