Legal Requirement

  • You must install working smoke alarms and possibly carbon monoxide alarms on the first day of the tenancy
  • You must have a valid annual gas safety certificate
  • You must have an EPC for your property (rated E or above from April 2018)
  • You must ensure that furniture supplied has the required labels and fireproofing
  • You must carry out a risk assessment to assess the risk from exposure to Legionella to ensure the safety of your tenants
  • You should make certain that there are no serious health and safety hazards in the property. Read guidance on how to do this
  • You must ensure that you have an appropriate mortgage or permission from your mortgage lender in place
  • You must obtain a property licence (where necessary)
  • You should check your tax obligations as a landlord