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Deposits & Tenancy Deposit Schemes – A Guide For Landlords

When letting your property make sure you ask for a suitable deposit to protect you from damage to your property or missed rental payments.   Read on to for the do's and dont's including how to register for a TDP (Tenancy Deposit Scheme)  How much...

Landlord Fire Safety

Covering key responsibilities and the equipment that you are legally obliged to provide, here is a landlord fire safety 101 What responsibilities do landlords have for fire safety?  Fitting smoke alarms - a working smoke alarm must be fitted on every storey of a...

Landlord Electrical Safety – Your Legal Obligations

Regularly testing the electrics in your properties is a legal requirement. Read on to better understand your responsibilities and key landlord safety checks What is required of a landlord?  Landlords must make sure a professional electrical safety check...

Landlord Gas Safety Checks – Everything You Need To Know

As a landlord you are responsible for the safety of your tenants - and gas safety checks are part and parcel of that duty What does a landlord gas safety inspection include?  It is an inspection of the gas supply and gas appliances if there are any, including...

What Is MEES?

What is MEES? The minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) was introduced in March 2015 by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015. The MEES Regulations originate from the Energy Act 2011 which contained the previous...

Essential Landlord Links To Fast Track Your Letting Process

Lisa has compiled a quick links list for landlords to fast track your letting process. Tenant Referencing & Rent Protection: HomeLet  RentGuard  Van Mildert  Deposit Protection Tenant Deposit Scheme MyDeposits Deposit Protection Service ...

As A Landlord, What Tenant Checks Should I Do?

How does my tenant’s immigration status affect my buy to let property? The Immigration Act 2014 introduced the concept of 'right to rent' to the private rented sector. The right to rent requires landlords check the immigration status of their prospective occupiers at...

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