Landlord compliance

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015

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This latest piece of legislation is also a legal requirement before you let a tenant step foot in your rental property Who does the legislation apply to? The updated legislation ensures that ALL rental properties and their residents are adequately protected against fire and carbon monoxide, The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England)…

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Blind compliance

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Sparked by the huge number of lives lost through accidents in the home, this compliance is a must do for all landlords The current legislation on blinds falls into the "duty of care "to the tenant. The landlord must provide a safe environment for the tenant and their children. In an effort…

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Gas Safety Certificate

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The first piece of compliance any landlord should be ensuring in in place. If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities: > Maintenance: pipe work, appliances and flues must be maintained in a safe condition. Gas appliances should be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.…

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Fire Safety Regulations 1988

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This affects how you might furnish your rental property. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 (amended 1989 and 1993) are UK law and are designed to ensure that upholstery components and composites used for furniture supplied in the UK meet specified ignition resistance levels and are suitably labelled. There…

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Deregulation Bill 2015

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This has some serious implications for non compliant landlords. You need to get this right! The Deregulation Bill came into force on 27th March 2015. The main areas affected are: Energy Performance Certificates. All landlords need to provide tenants with an EPC and a Gas Safety Certificate before the tenancy…

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Legionella Risk Awareness

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As a landlord you have a duty of care to ensure the relevant risk assessment has been carried out. The legal duty for landlords who provide residential accommodation to consider, assess and control the risks of exposure to Legionella to their tenants is not new. This requirement stems from the…

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