These regulations were introduced under the jurisdiction of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and are designed to provide standards for the installation and maintenance of all new gas pipe work and appliance installations together with conditions for maintenance. Furthermore, the regulations have obligations for persons involved with the letting of a property.
Whether you are a new landlord preparing your first property in readiness for letting or have let for many years, it is important to bear in mind that clean and well maintained properties attract better rents, quicker lets and longer tenancies
Legislation and regulations can make the lettings industry a minefield. Updates to legislation are frequent and non compliance can lead to fines and even custodial sentence’s it is therefore advised that you use an experience and reputable letting agent to ensure you are compliant and kept up to date with new and changes to legislation.
Effective from 1st February 2016 the Right to Rent is a check a landlord, agent or householder renting out property should make to ensure that the prospective tenants or occupants have a right to rent