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Caring For Your Property

Landlords have a legal duty of care to ensure their property is safe for tenants. Landlords (or their representatives) are required to perform onsite inspections and testing where applicable. Formal records of these inspections need to be kept on the premises of the let property. It’s not complicated if you have the right advice! We can provide this and let you have full details of the relevant regulations. In summary these are:

Gas Safety Regulations
  • The Gas Use Regulations (Installation and Use) 1994 and Amendment No. 2 Regulations 1996
  • Gas Cooking Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1989
  • All gas appliances in rental property must be checked annually by an engineer who is on the Gas Safe Register

 Electrical Regulations

  • The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • The Plugs and Sockets etc (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Part P of the Building Regulations

Landlords need to ensure that all electrical equipment, appliances and the electric supply is safe. All new electrical appliances must carry a 'CE' mark and instruction booklets or clear instructions must be provided.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

This certificate is valid for 10 years and must be ordered before a property can be marketed to sell or rent.

Legionella Risk Assessment

The requirement under health and safety law requires Landlords to assess the risk from exposure to Legionella to ensure the safety of their tenants. A simple assessment may show that there are no real risks and are being properly managed and no further action is needed. It is important to review the assessment in case anything changes in the system.

Furniture & Furnishings

The Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety Regulations 1998 (amended 1989 & 1993) imposes fire resistance levels for domestic upholstered furniture, furnishing and other upholstered products present in a residential letting.

The General Product Safety Regulations 1994

These regulations describe the Landlords responsibility to show due care and attention to general safety of tenants in their property.

Property Quarterly Visits

We ensure that all properties under our management are visited regularly. This is not just a cursory glance over, but a detailed visit using our exclusive check list, based on our many years of experience, to ensure that the property is being well cared for.

With our ‘Comprehensive Management Service’, we oversee every aspect of your property maintenance and rental. We draft all inventories and make a photographic record of the property so that this can be used to check for losses and dilapidations during the tenancy. We check in tenants on the day of occupancy and check them out on their day of departure. In between we handle any matter during the term of the let, for example:

  • Insurance claims
  • Locks and Security
  • Breakages
  • Repairs & maintenance
  • Gas Leaks
  • Burst pipes at the weekend!
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You can find out more about the letting process for Landlords by clicking on FAQ's for Landlord’s
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