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Legislation

Gas Safety Obligations

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As a landlord, you have several legal obligations under The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.These are: 1) Arrange an annual gas safety check to include all gas appliances and flues within the property.This must be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. 2) Provide a copy of this report to your tenants within 28 […]

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General Data Protection Regulations

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The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on the 25th May 2018. Building upon the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the GDPR will bring in much more stringent rules around the processing of personal and sensitive data. It will apply to every single business in the EU, and that includes landlords who receive a rental […]

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Right to Rent Checks

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From the 1st February 2016, all landlords of residential rented property are obligated by law to check all occupants over the age of 18 have a right to legally reside within the UK prior to renting a property to them, under the Immigration Act 2014/Immigration Act 2016). If you do not carry this out correctly, […]

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Update to CO Monitor and Legionella Legislation

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From 10th October 2015 there will be a legal requirement for landlords to provide carbon monoxide alarms in their rental properties, in addition to smoke detectors. Current advice from the Health and Safety Executive recommends that a CO Monitor is installed in each “high risk room” (rooms containing a gas heating/gas powered appliance) within your property; […]

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