Becoming a landlord means letting out properties to tenants, ensuring that these properties adhere to the essential rules and regulations for the rental market. It's important that landlords understand their responsibilities as many of them are legal, meaning not adhering to them could land you in trouble.
Making sure properties are safe and legal
Arguably the first step in ensuring a property is safe is to make sure it has:
It is now a legal obligation for all rental properties to have an EPC, and properties cannot be put on the market until a certificate has been obtained.
When it comes to gas safety, government legislation states all landlords need a Landlord's Gas Safety Gas Certificate, which has been issued by a Gas Safe Registered Engineer and details all gas appliances in a property.
A Gas Safety Certificate lasts for 12 months and needs to be renewed on an annual basis whilst ...