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Landlords must ensure the tenants they’re providing housing for, are living in humane circumstances, have the right to live in the UK and gather any licensing required to let properties.
RIGHT TO RENT
Based on the 2014 Immigration Act, before an adult is provided tenancy, they need to go through a Right to Rent check and the landlord is obliged to go through the process thoroughly.
TENANCY DEPOSIT SCHEMES
Landlords must utilise a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) for assured shorthold tenancies.
TENANT FEES BAN
From 1st of June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act assures, renting costs become legally transparent without any additional fees towards the tenant.
HUMAN HABITATION ACT
Landlords must ensure their properties are free of hazards and the law is designed to empower tenants to take legal action if their property is found to breach the guidelines.
HMO LICENSING EXTENSIONS
Landlords letting shared properties now come under the House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) rules. Households of 5 or more people, regardless of numbers of stories now need an HMO license.
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Landlords must ensure the electrical installation in their properties is inspected and tested every 5 years or less by a qualified professional.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
EPCs are a legal requirement to have to showcase the energy efficiency of a property, with a minimum of band E with more restrictions coming up in the next 5 years.
GAS SAFETY CERTIFICATES
Additionally landlords are required to provide gas certificates to ensure that any gas appliance and supply point is safe.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTS
All electrical appliances need to be tested and approved for use by a qualified professional.
SMOKE & CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
Properties should also be fitted with alarms at every floor.
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