What Are Your Obligations As A Landlord?
Keep your rented properties safe and free from health hazards
Install smoke alarms on each floor of the property
Make sure all gas and electrical equipment is safely installed and maintained
Provide an Energy Performance Certificate for the property
Protect your Tenant’s deposit in a Government-approved scheme
Check your Tenant has the right to rent your property if it’s in England
Give your Tenant a copy of the ‘How To Rent’ checklist when they start renting from you
Health & Safety
You should make sure that your property is free from any hazards that could affect the health and safety of anyone in the property. Health hazards can include:
- Fire Hazards, such as furniture that does not meet the fire safety regulations.
- Unsafe gas and electrical appliances.
- Problems with damp and mould.
As a Landlord, it is your responsibility to provide smoke alarms on every floor of the property. It is your Tenant’s responsibility to ensure that the alarms are well maintained and working, by replacing the batteries.