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Landlord obligations

As a landlord you have a wide range of legal obligations - these are codified in different regulations. We are always available to help you sift through it all and advise you on what you will need to do prior to letting your property or during a tenancy. Whilst not exhaustive here are the key regulations you have to bear in mind when letting and managing your property.

  • Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
    Housing Act 2004
  • Statutory Repair Obligations
    Section 11 Landlords and Tenants Act 1985
  • Gas Safety Regulations
    Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  • Electrical safety & appliances
    Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Regulations 1989 / Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 / Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Fire Safety
    Building Regulations 1991 / Smoke Detector Act 1991 / Furniture & Furnishings Regulations 1988/93 / Fire Safety Order 2005
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
    European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings 2008
  • Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
    Housing Act 2004, Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation Regulations 2006
  • Tenancy Deposit Protection
    Housing Act 2004
  • Legionnaires Disease
    Health and Safety Executive (HSE) ACOP L8 2013
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
    The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Please contact us for advice on best practice in each of these areas.