The most common problems tenants experience relate to condensation and black mould. Other issues include:
- inadequate heating
- trip hazards
- electrical defects
- lack of smoke alarms (rented property must have an alarm on each floor)
Plenty of information is available for landlords, including information on tax and what you have a duty to repair.
If you rent out a property as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) then you need to make sure that the property complies with additional fire safety requirements.
This is because properties rented as rooms have a much higher fire risk.