This voucher entitles you to 6 months’ free rent guarantee warranty, by following the simple steps below: Step 1 Redeem this voucher when you instruct Property Ladder on our fully managed service*
Step 2 Relax in the knowledge that your rent is covered by rent guarantee warranty
Step 3 Receive your very own voucher book and get a further 6 months’ guaranteed rent warranty for each other landlord that you successfully refer
* Offer applies to any property on our fully managed Property Ladder service. Advice for Landlords Legal and Safety Requirements
The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 The above regulations were amended in 1993 and set new levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furniture and furnishings. It is an offence to 'supply' in the course of business any furniture which does not comply with the regulations. This includes supplying furniture as part of a residential property to be let.
The regulations apply to; sofas, beds, bed-heads, childrens' furniture, garden furniture suitable for use in a dwelling, scatter cushions and pillows, stretch or loose covers for furniture or other similar items. The regulations do not apply to: curtains, carpets, bedclothes (including duvets and mattress covers).
Any furniture manufactured after March 1990 is likely to comply, but if the appropriate labels are not on the furniture, compliance is in doubt and checks should be made with the manufacturer.
The Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998 These regulations first came into effect 31st October 1994 to ensure that gas appliances are properly installed and maintained in a safe condition so as to avoid the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is the responsibility of landlords to ensure that ALL gas appliances and gas installation pipe work owned by them are checked for safety at least once a year by British Gas or a Gas Safe registered installer. In addition accurate records of the safety inspections and any work carried out must be kept. The current safety certificate must always be available for any tenant prior to them taking occupation of a property.
Faulty equipment can lead to death and a conviction of unlawful killing on a landlord. Under the regulations any appliance that does not conform can be disconnected.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) regulations 1994 The above regulations impose an obligation on a landlord to ensure that all electrical appliances left as part of a let property are safe. Cabling, fuses and plugs should also be inspected and replaced where necessary to the correct rating for that particular appliance.
Other legislation covering electrical installations is currently in force and we strongly recommend that all appliances are regularly checked and serviced.
We would recommend Portable appliance testing and fixed wiring inspections as standard to ensure that the building complies with health and safety regulations.
The Building Regulations 1991 - Smoke Alarms The 1991 Building Regulations require that all properties built since June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated interlinked smoke detectors/alarms on each floor. Such regulations regarding older properties do not exist but we strongly recommend that smoke alarms are fitted in all let properties and are regularly checked to ensure they are in full working order.
Consent To Let If you have a mortgage you must obtain consent from your mortgage lender. If your interest in the property is leasehold your lease may require you to obtain consent from your landlord prior to sub letting.
Insurance Standard home owner insurance may well be invalidated when you let your property. Our branches can obtain quotations for specialist comprehensive insurance cover for let property, including rent and legal insurance.