There are two different service options we provide for our Landlords which we have laid out clearly below. With increased legislation our ‘Full Management’ service is by far the most popular option that provides security and comfort knowing that our landlords are fully compliant with the law.
As part of the Immigration Act 2014, all tenancies from 1st February 2016 require by law ‘Right to Rent’ checks to be undertaken to establish prospective tenants’ immigration status.
Below are some of the legal responsibilities under the following legislation:
These regulations place a requirement upon Landlords to have all gas appliances that are installed in any rented property checked and certified annually by a suitably qualified ‘Gas Safe’ registered engineer.
These regulations state that all electrical equipment over 50 volts must be safe and also to satisfy requirements relating to sleeving of pins on plugs, colour coding main leads, labelling of cables and fusing information. Although the law does not say that the electrical equipment has to be tested, the best way to protect yourself from prosecution is to have all relevant appliances checked and certified by a suitably qualified Electrical Contractor.
These regulations require a Landlord to supply a smoke alarm on every floor of a let property and a CO Monitor in every room where a solid fuel burning appliance is situated.
These regulations were initiated in 2007 and amendments came into force in 2013. They state that all properties to be let must have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place. Bradleys have fully qualified Domestic Energy Assessors to undertake this report.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 place an obligation upon Landlords to assess the risk of exposure to Legionnaires Disease.
The regulations require that all soft furnishings, upholstery or upholstered furnishings - that includes beds, mattresses, pillows, settees, armchairs, scatter cushions, bean bags and so on - should conform and comply with the following three tests: The Cigarette Test, The Match Test and The Ignitability Test