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When considering renting a property, the landlord should be aware of certain legal aspects that have to be adhered to, to ensure that the property is fully compliant with current legislation. The main areas are as follows:
All properties marketed for rental must have a current Energy Performance Certificate, for more information please click here
All properties that have gas heating or appliances should have a current Gas Safety Certificate, for more information please click here
All furniture/furnishings that are left in a property for the tenants use should meet the current fire safety regulations and any new furniture is required to display a permanent label to ensure that they meet the standards required furniture and furnishings (Fire Regulations)
It is a legal requirement for landlords to register any deposit collected from the tenant, for more information on Tenancy Deposit Registration, please click here
Under current legislation this is only a legal requirement where a property has been classed as a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO)- However it is always suggested for best practice, an electrical safety test is conducted at the property every 5 years
Although not a legal requirement, in order to rent your property, most mortgage companies will insist on at least buildings insurance being in place, for more information - click here
Again, although not a legal requirement, some mortgage companies may require landlords to obtain a consent to let from them if they do not have a Buy to Let type of mortgage on the property.