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The main risk of not servicing or maintaining gas equipment is a serious gas explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning. Landlords are required by law to service all gas-related equipment at least once every 12 months. Landlords must also keep a record of regular checks and the condition of equipment at all times. You must also provide tenants with an annual gas safety certificate. If you do not provide your tenant […]

Under various legislation, all portable electric items require testing before each tenancy commences.

Any soft furnishings in let property must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended). Generally soft furnishing manufactured after March 1990 will comply, although checks are usually required to ensure the relevant labels are in place. Any unlabelled furniture is deemed non-compliant (unless it is antique horsehair filled and has not been reupholstered). Letting a property with non-compliant furniture is a serious offence and can […]

If you aren’t living in the property you rent out, it’s important to keep the Land Registry updated of your contact address. This helps to reduce the risk of property fraud. You can find out more on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk