What legal responsibilities does a Landlord have?

landlords-legal-responsibilityAs a landlord you have a legal responsibility to keep the property you are renting safe and free from health hazards.

Agents can take this hassle away and offer service from just tenant finding to full property management. If you decide this is the route for you shop around to see who can offer you the best service.



Gas safety responsibility of landlords

  • Make sure gas equipment they supply is safely installed andmaintained by a Gas Safe registeredengineer
  • Have a registered engineer do an annual gas safety on each appliance and flue
  • Give you a copy of the gas safety check record before you move in, or within 28 days of the check

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE – TOP TIPS FOR BUY TO LET INVESTMENT

 

Electrical safety responsibility of landlords

  • The electrical system is safe, eg sockets and light fittings
  • All appliances they supply are safe, eg cookers and kettles

Fire safety responsibility of landlords

  • Follow fire safety regulations, eg check there isaccess to escape routes at all times
  • Make sure the furniture and furnishings you supply are fire safe
  • Provide fire alarms and extinguishers (if the property is a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE – TOP TIPS FOR BUY TO LET INVESTMENT