Renting out a property

If you rent out a property you must make sure that it is safe for the tenants and that it complies with the relevant legal standards (PDF 2.95MB) and minimum energy efficiency standards.

The most common problems tenants experience relate to condensation and black mould. Other issues include:

  • inadequate heating
  • trip hazards
  • electrical defects
  • overcrowding
  • 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.

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