Landlord Rules and Law

Renting a property isn't as simple as just finding a tenant and collecting the rent each month, there are many rules and regulations you have to abide by as a landlord. So we've broken them down for you.

Landlord Rules and Law
Gas Safety
Gas Safety
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EICR
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EPC
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What are the Landlord Rules and Regulations I need to know about?

Now that you’re a landlord, you will be aware that you have undertaken a certain number of rights and responsibilities that you need to be aware of.

Some of the rules and regulations which guide and govern being a landlord are law – so it’s important that you learn about them, take note of them and more importantly, act on them. As a landlord, you need to ensure your tenancy is compliant or face large fines or prosecution.

Here we are going to give you a quick summary of each of these legal requirements, but you can click through to read about them in more detail.

Gas Safety

A Gas Safety Certificate, or a Gas Safety Record, is a check of all the appliances, gas pipework and installations in your property with a document to prove it. 

You must, by law, have this check carried out every single year by a qualified engineer on the Gas Safe Register. 

Gas Safety

Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR)

An EICR is an Electrical Inspection Condition Report. It’s another one of the essential inspections and documents you need to have as a landlord. 

A qualified electrician will carry out an in-depth inspection of all the electrical systems in your rental property and check the way everything has been installed. 

Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR)

EPC

An EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate. It’s a legal requirement for landlords to obtain an EPC before marketing a property. Landlords must make a copy of the EPC document which accompanies the inspection available to show potential tenants.

Landlords need to arrange and pay for an EPC to be carried out by a licensed Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) every 10 years, by law. The report will rate your home on a scale from A-E, with A being at the better end of the scale in terms of how energy efficient your home is.

EPC

Right to Rent

This is an essential pre-tenancy check which forms part of the legislation which helps protect you as a landlord. The Right to Rent check stops potential tenants without lawful immigration status renting a private rental property.

These checks should be carried out on anyone over the age of 18 who will be living in your property, regardless of whether they are the main person on the agreement. 

Right to Rent