In order to ensure that the charter is met, on a number of points, there are also a number of legal compliance requirements that landlords must adhere to when leasing or renting their property or properties to tenants.

Here is a basic requirements list:

  • Gas safety certificates for every gas appliance
  • PAT testing and/or installation surveys of electrical devices
  • Obtain an energy performance certificate
  • Correct and adequate installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • A safe water supply in full working order
  • Fire retardant furniture with the appropriate labels displayed
  • Cleaning before the tenant moves in
  • Repairing any damages to the structure, exterior and equipment in the property (including window and boiler repairs)
  • Abiding by your and your tenant’s access rights
  • Tenant’s deposit protection
  • Ensuring tenants have a right to rent