Accidental landlords unsure of responsibilities
When it comes to rental responsibilities during a tenancy, there remains some confusion among so-called ‘accidental landlords’ when it comes to understanding the latest safety obligations for renting out property.
Legally, landlords must ensure that gas appliances are checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer and must provide their tenants with a Gas Safety Certificate within 28 days of the annual check taking place.
By law, landlords are also required to install a working smoke alarm, while regulations require carbon monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel appliance.
However, a new survey by Gas Tag has found that many tenants and amateur landlords are confused over rental responsibilities and legal obligations.