Landlords are subject to a number of regulations from the government. The following certificates are required:
- Energy Performance certificate
- Gas safety certificate (CP12)
In addition, landlords also have to comply with government guidelines on the following:
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Legionella and Legionaires' risk assessment
- HMO guidelines (if applicable)
You can order EPC, gas and electrical safety work via the OpenRent website
When the tenancy is set up, landlords also need to provide prescribed information to the tenants and protect the deposit securely with a government-backed scheme. If you use our Rent Now service, we take care of this for you as well as providing the government 'How to rent' guide once the tenancy is signed.
Since February 2016, landlords are also now required to check all tenants have the right to rent in the UK.