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Freezing Pipes: This time of year, as we head towards colder weather and freezing conditions, buy-to-let properties and indeed all rental properties are vulnerable to potentially expensive winter water damage In this article digital inventory app developer Imfuna Let is urging...
Seasonal Security: This time of year, when the weather is cold, is peak season for break-ins whether your property is occupied or vacant. There’s also risks from freezing water pipes and floods, so landlords need to be watchful and prepare...
Landlords and letting agents should by now be conversant with the 2014 regulations on blinds and curtains and the measures necessary to prevent accidents with children. It is particularly important to ensure that blinds and curtains supplied in rental...
Landlords have a legal responsibility to provide premises for their tenants which are safe and well maintained. Security should also be a consideration. Apart from the safety aspects such as gas and electrical checks, carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, legionella...
Introduction From the 1st of December 2015, new regulations will come into force in Scotland regarding the provision of long-life carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in privately rented housing. This addition to the Housing (Scotland) Act is an amendment to the...
Smoke & CO Detectors - as from the 1st of October 2015 landlords are required by law to have fitted smoke detectors (alarms) on each storey of a rental property. In rooms where solid fuel appliances are installed, Carbon...
A fire risk assessment is a mandatory requirement for those landlords or agents who control a block of flats or an HMO, where there are communal areas. It is my contention that landlords with single-lets should also do general risk...
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 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...