I have a question about the Oct 2015 documents, in particular the energy certificate and the how to rent guide:
My tenants first moved in during 2014, the agent who signed them up tells me that they were given the energy certificate but it wasn’t signed for. The agent also tells me that they were given the ‘How to Rent Guide’ when they renewed in 2016, again, not signed for . . . . Just to be on the safe side I sent them both of those again by recorded delivery (which they DID sign for) 10 days before serving them with a Section 21 (Form 6a) . . .
My question is . . . which dates should I put on the N5b as the answers to when they were given to the tenants, should I put the original unproven dates that the agent says they were first provided? . . . . or should I use the much later dates, just before the Section 21 service that I have the recorded deliver signature for? . . . is the later date likely to be frowned upon by the judge?