The Government have produced a useful document aimed and private landlords and private tenants outlining their rights and responsibilities. 

The document offers landlords a bench march to help them keep within the terms of the law, which is useful as lots of landlords work alone and don't always have a point of contact to ask questions.

It also offers tenants information about what they are responsible for in the tenancy and what they can expect from a landlord.

You can download a copy of the guidance here.