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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Safety

As announced recently by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis, from October 2015 Landlords will be required by law to ensure working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are installed in rental properties in England. The information below is intended to help...
Risk Assessment: Updated September 2017 Letting agents and landlords are obliged by law to carry out risk assessments for legionnaire’s disease, and if necessary, take action. These guidelines apply primarily to England. Other regions and jurisdictions are similar but there may...
Risk Assessments - I am a landlord with several Houses in Multiple Occupation. I have been told that I should be doing fire safety risk assessments for these properties but I’m not sure what this means. What do I...
Gas Safety Checks and Gas Safety Certificate. Is it necessary to have a gas check done and a certificate issued on a brand new property? Landlords must by law have gas checks done and a Gas Safety Certificate issued prior to...
Is it a legal requirement to have an electrical safety certificate for renting property? If so, who is responsible for it, landlord or agent, even if agent is not managing the property? It is a legal requirement that an annual...

Smoke Alarms

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Smoke Alarms in Residential Lettings - is it a legal requirement to provide smoke alarms in my rental property? The Building Regulations (1991) state that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms...
Landlords Legal Briefing 1 Oct 2006 - The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, June 2005, Effective 1 October 2006 New fire safety rules affecting all non-domestic premises in England and Wales came into force on 1 October 2006. The Regulatory Reform...
Introduction There are some very compelling reasons why landlords (and agents) should make absolutely sure that their properties are entirely safe for tenants. They should also be aware of all the safety issues and the legal requirements surrounding the letting...
Landlords' Gas and Electrical Safety Certificates: As a landlord, or as a letting agent acting on the landlord's behalf, you have a legal obligation to ensure that your accommodation is completely safe for your tenants. Several statutory regulations and general common...

Gas Safety

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Landlord's Duty to Ensure Installations are Safe All Landlords have a common law duty to ensure that gas installations and appliances supplied with their properties are safe. Tenants also have certain legal obligations when it comes to gas safety - see below. In...