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Landlord Information
If you're new to being a landlord and letting out your property there are some rules and regulations you need to know and adhere to. Make sure you are familiar with the information on deposits, energy and safety certificates.

Tenant Deposit Scheme

This Scheme came into force in the April 2007.

If you are not protecting a tenant's deposit you will be ordered to repay three times the amount to the tenant. At the beginning of a new tenancy agreement, the deposit must be protected in a government–authorised tenancy deposit scheme. We organise our deposits through an insurance-based scheme and must provide proof to the tenant within 14 days of taking the deposit. Tenants still have a responsibility to return the property in the same condition they took it on. If there is a dispute, the scheme holding the deposit offers a service to help resolve the matter.

Energy Performance Certificates

Since the 1st of October 2008, all rental properties with a new tenancy in England and Wales are required to have an Energy Report Certificate (EPC). The energy efficiency and environmental impact of your property will be rated on a scale from A-G (where A is the most efficient and G the least efficient). Current running costs for heating, hot water and lighting will also be shown on the certificate, together with a list of recommended energy saving improvements. To ensure you comply with the law we will organise a report to be issued which will last for ten years. If this is not completed you can be fined £200.

Gas Safety Certificate

Gas Safety Register is the new hallmark for gas safety in Great Britain. From April 1st 2009 Gas Safety Register replaced CORGI gas registration as the official gas safety body. As a Landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants. So to make sure any property you own is safe, all gas appliances must have a safety check carried out every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer. We will organise the safety check and keep your property updated, using our own gas engineer.

Electrical Safety Inspection

It is not currently a legal responsibility to have an Electrical Safety Inspection and NICEIC Certificate as with gas. However Safety Regulations do enforce the obligation of a landlord to ensure all electrical appliances and wiring in their rented properties are safe.

We recommend that you allow us to organise the certificate for you, which will be valid for three years.
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