Tagged: safety checks

Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

Smoke and Carbon Alarm Testing

From October 1 landlords in England will be required to install smoke detectors on every floor of their property where someone is living or partially living as well as install Carbon Monoxide alarms in any...




Legislation on legionella has not been changed

Legislation on legionella has not been changed

It has been claimed that some letting agents in the UK are misinterpreting landlord’s responsibilities regarding legionella risks to their tenants.  According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) the legislation has not been changed and...




Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

Landlords providing sub-standard service, claim, but majority of tenants are happy?

At the start of the month a report by the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, claimed that private landlords are providing a sub-standard service whilst “pocketing £5.6bn in rent on unsafe housing”.  This report however was...




Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

Mandatory electrical safety checks excluded from DCLG review

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s housing standard review has excluded mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. This is despite the fact that the department has taken positive action on...




Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be required in all rented homes

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be required in all rented homes

All rental properties, both private and social, will soon be required to have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed. The move, supported by the British Property Federation was announced yesterday by communities minister, Penny...




Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Are you risking heavy fines by operating an HMO without the correct licence?

Licensing for all HMOs was introduced from October 2000 to try and improve standards in the sector, in terms of both physical accommodation and the management of tenancy issues. However, many landlords are risking...




Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

The non-domestic minimum energy efficiency regulations for England and Wales will mean that by 01 April 2018, all relevant properties will have to be improved to a minimum energy efficiency standard before being let...




Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

Top cause of complaint for UK tenants are faulty boilers

A new survey conducted by online letting agent PropertyLetByUs, revealed that nearly a third of tenants suffered from a lack of hot water and/or heating at some time during their tenancy.  The second most common...