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7th May 2021

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Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 12 noon

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Landlords

Gone are the days when letting your property was as straight forward as supplying your new tenant with an AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) agreement. The regulations have changed and increased somewhat over the last ten years and today its far more difficult to meet the current changes in the law, what follows is a brief list of what is required to initiate a tenancy.

1. Advertise the property on the chosen portals
2. You must display the current EPC certificate when advertising the property
3. All fees relating to the property & administration need to be stated when advertising
4. Showing, referencing and accepting a suitable tenant
5. Organise a GAS safety inspection on the appliances at the property
6. For properties with solid fuel appliances a CO alarm MUST be provided
7. Provide the new tenant with an up to date AST
8. Provide the new tenant with the EPC
9. Provide the new tenant with a how to rent guide and checklist
10. Legionella’s advice must be documented and demonstrated to the tenant
11. The location and correct demonstration of functioning smoke alarms must be shown
12. It is the landlords responsibility to ensure that the tenant has the ‘right to rent’ in the UK
13. It is normal practice to do a full inventory and condition report
14. Protect the tenants bond and give them details of which scheme was used
15. Obtain gas and electric readings
16. Notify the energy companies of the new tenant(s)
17. Inform the water supplier of the new tenant(s)
18. The local councils must be informed of the new tenant(s)

As you can see there is a great deal of work involved just in signing up a new tenant for your property, many of the actions above could void any attempt to evict a tenant and many carry hefty fines if they are not adhered to. For further advice on letting your property or to discuss the possibility of Wise Owl Property managing for you then please feel free to get in touch.

Please note: that this guide was true and accurate at the time of publishing and that it may not have been updated immediately after a recent regulation change, this guide is meant for advice and should be by no way used as a definitive guide, we always recommend you do your own research and Wise Owl Property cannot be held responsible for any failure to comply with the current regulations

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