Unravelling the complex world of Lettings Legislation
Thu 26 Jan 2017
With more than 145 lettings rules and regulations, which are not only changing all the time but which vary from one local authority to another, it’s no wonder Landlords (and some other Agents) are confused and can struggle to keep up with the law. It is even more challenging for Landlords who are letting out property in other parts of the country to where they live, for example if you’ve relocated for work, or a new relationship, and are renting out your former home.
This statement raises a lot of questions for both you as a Landlords AND for Tenants.
As a Letting Agent we have spent considerable time and effort to make sure that we can offer our clients a safe and comprehensive service in order to let out what is often your biggest asset & investment. Using a reputable agent is key to security and safety as well as maximising on your investment.
When first letting a property we will tell you about the various rules and regulations, but with so many to think about it is unsurprising that certain aspects can be left to one side until another day. We want to draw your attention to some key areas for consideration:
- Right to Rent checks, are you fully compliant?
- Did you carry out all the recommended safety checks?
- Have you protected your rental income with a warranty? Are you properly insured?
- Do you understand all of your landlord responsibilities, legal and social?
- If you self-manage do you still have enough time to carry out all of your obligations?
If you’ve answered no to any of the above, why not call your local branch to talk to our trained agents? Your local office is there for you to ensure that your Let goes as smoothly as possible. If you are sure you comply with the 145 different laws and rising then a quick chat with one of our expert staff will confirm your view. What could be easier? We also have some very helpful information on our website for you to refer to; Landlord Information.