There are several specific legal obligations and responsibilities on a landlord with regard to fire safety for furniture & furnishings; gas supply and appliances; plus electrical wiring and appliances.
It is essential that landlords take these responsibilities seriously – failure to comply can lead to large fines and even imprisonment.
We can advise you further on all these obligations to ensure you have full peace of mind.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement and measures the energy efficiency of a property. Home Minders can arrange for this to be completed
Gas Safety Regulations - It is a landlord’s legal responsibility to ensure that all the property’s gas appliances and fixed installations are maintained in good order and checked for safety at least every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Home Minders organises gas safety certificates on behalf of our landlords using specialist Gas Safe engineers. Further comprehensive information is provided on www.gassaferegister.co.uk. As your agent, it is essential that we are in possession of a copy of the valid gas safety certificate before we can release keys to a tenant for check-in.
EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is now a key part of electrical safety. Landlords have the responsibility to ensure that a tenanted property has an electrical installation that is safe to use by its tenants. There is a legal requirement on all landlords to have a electrical installation condition report in place. They will have to be able to provide this to the tenant, managing agent or local authority within 30 days should they ask. The government have also laid down the law that all existing tenancies will require a EICR report by April 2021.