Staying safe and protected in your rental property
A good agent/landlord and especially those who are voluntary members of an accreditation scheme such as ARLA or safeagent will make sure they are fully up to date with the latest lettings industry legislation. This means they will constantly keep their landlords updated on their legal responsibilities for keeping their tenants safe from harm, by making sure their property and its contents (if furnished) meet the legal safety standards. Normally they will look on an annual basis at certain safety checks and you may well be contacted whilst you live there so approved contractors can enter the property to carry out the checks.
Tenants may think that insurance is not for them but this is often not the case – everyone’s belongings and liability is as important as each other’s so thinking about insurance as a tenant is a good idea. Your agent can help you with information on different insurances available.