Checklist: Landlord Responsibilities When Renting Out Property

How to rent out your home with a checklist for new starter landlrods

Landlords are seeing a big increase in regulation. Over the last few years, there have been many changes to housing licenses, minimum property standards, immigration checks and more.

Many landlords fear that they have forgotten to do something important. So we’ve made a checklist of legal landlord responsibilities you must perform when letting a property. The checklist ensures that you can easily check whether you are fully compliant with the law.

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Free Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST rental contract) | Download Now!

Most residential lettings in England and Wales are arranged as an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) – an agreement introduced by the Housing Act 1988, and subsequently updated by the Housing Act 1996.  When an AST is established, the document everyone signs to agree terms is often referred to as an AST as well.

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Here’s Where to Live if You hate Sharing a Bathroom [Infographic]

uk study on bathrooms vs tenants

Ever been late for work after waiting 30 minutes for your flatmate to finish up their lengthy shower routine? It’s one of the UK’s most hated things about renting in a flatshare.

And as if you needed more evidence that the UK Rent Crisis is worst in the capital, we can now definitively reveal that Central London is the worst place in the whole UK for sharing a bathroom, too.

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Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018)

New EPC Regulations for April 2018 and 2020

From next year, you won’t be able to rent out your property unless it passes an efficiency test. Over one million dwellings in England and Wales would not currently pass the new rules, and could face huge fines.

To make sure you don’t fall foul, EPC Expert Tom Harrington takes us through the new rules and what you need to do to make your property compliant in time. Continue reading “Time Running Out for Landlords Meeting New EPC Rules (2018)”