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Landlord Responsibilities

In order for you to advertise your property on www.rentahome.services you must abide by all legislative requirements for your location.

England & Wales:

You are classified as a landlord if you are renting out a property which you own.

As a landlord you must:

  • Provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the property, we have more information on EPC which can be found here
  • Keep your property safe and free from health hazards
  • Make sure all gas equipment is safely installed and maintained, for more information the Gas Safe Register website provides detailed information
  • All electrical equipment needs to be safely installed and maintained, for more information the  Health and Safety executive website provides detailed information
  • Your tenant’s deposit needs to be kept in a government-approved scheme such as DPS.
  • Check that your tenant is legally allowed to rent in the UK, otherwise you could be fined up to £3000. Full information can be found on the gov.uk website

For further information you can visit the government website to make sure you have all of the information you need.

Scotland:

You must register as a landlord with the local council if you are renting out a property in Scotland.  It is a criminal offence to rent out your property without being registered.

As a landlord you have responsibilities, including:

  • Register with the local council that covers the area where the let property is located
  • Give the tenant your name, address and contact details
  • Register all deposits with an approved tenancy deposit scheme
  • Give all tenants a tenancy agreement and Tenant Information Pack
  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate for the property
  • Respect the tenant’s peace and quiet, and give them notice if you want to enter the property
  • Meet all gas, electricity and other safety requirements
  • Make sure you have carried out a Legionella Risk Assessment
  • Maintain the property’s structure and how it looks on the outside
  • Allow any reasonable adjustments for disabled people, within reason (the local council might be able to provide you with some support)
  • Make sure the property meets the Repairing Standard and provide a copy of the pre-tenancy check to all tenants
  • Give the tenant written notice if there’s any defect in the property or work that needs to be carried out
  • Take action to deal with any antisocial behaviour by the tenants in or around the property
  • Follow the right legal procedures if you want the tenant to leave
  • Apply for a multiple occupancy (HMO) licence if it is needed

For further information you can visit the government website to make sure you have all the information you need.

Northern Ireland:

You are classified as a landlord if you are renting out a property which you own.

This means you are responsible for:

  • The fire safety of furniture and furnishings provided under the tenancy
  • Repairs to the structure and exterior of the property, heating and hot water systems, basins, sinks, baths and other sanitary ware
  • The safety and maintenance of gas and electrical appliances
  • Ensuring that the property is fit for habitation
  • Making sure the room and water heating equipment are kept in working order.
  • The common areas in multi-occupancy dwellings

For further information visit the government website to make sure you have all the information you need.

For more advice on landlord responsibilities you should check out the Northern Ireland Housing Executive’s (NIHE) website.

 

The landlord is also obliged under the Private Tenancies (NorthernIreland) Order 2006, to provide the tenant with a rent book free of charge and a statement of tenancy terms within 28 days of the tenancy commencing.