Landlord Obligations

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Landlord Obligations

As a landlord there are many things that you are responsible for to ensure the safety of your tenants.

You must keep your rented properties free from health hazards and make sure that all gas and electrical equipment is safely installed and maintained. You must also fit and test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in each property and provide an Energy Performance Certificate and Gas Safety Certificate for it.

You have to pay income tax on your rental income and protect your tenant’s deposit in a government approved scheme.

In respect of maintenance and upkeep, you must carry out necessary repairs to keep your property in good condition. These include structural, heating, water and sanitary systems. You have a legal right to enter your property for both inspection and to carry out repairs, although you must give your tenants a minimum of 24 hour’s notice, unless it’s an emergency situation.

Our articles aim to give you further insight into specific areas of your obligations as a landlord.

If you need to speak a specialist landlord dispute solicitor please contact Matthew Taylor on 01204 377600 or email disputeresolution@afglaw.co.uk



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