Tenancy guide for landlords - Part 7: Safety Regulations

Fire Extinguisher

Landlords are legally obliged to ensure that their rental property is safe to live in, which means having a variety of safety certificates produced at regular intervals in order to prove this. We’re able to instruct these certificates on your behalf, at very competitive prices due to the amount of work we put the contractors’ way.

Every property with a gas supply requires an annual gas safety certificate, which must be produced by a Gas Safe approved engineer. Additionally, every property requires a legionella risk assessment, though this can be carried out by any ‘competent person’.

The legal requirement for a fire detection system and subsequent certification of it, as well as an electrical installation certificate, only applies to HMO properties, though we have many landlords of non-HMOs who opt to undertake these duties anyway.

Not quite covered by the safety topic, but every rented property also requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – though they’re valid for 10 years.

If you missed the previous parts of our tenancy guide for landlords, you can catch up below.

If you're looking for more information about rental safety regulations, or would like to discuss how CPS Homes letting and estate agents can help you rent out your property, please get in touch today on 02920 668585, email: enquiries@cpshomes.co.uk, or come by our Woodville Road office in the heart of Cathays.

20 September 2017

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