Legal Landlord Obligations
Energy Performance Certificates
An E.P.C. is required by law when marketing a property either for rent or for sale. You can check if your rental property has one by checking on-line here www.epcregister.com.
If your rental property currently doesn't have an EPC and you instruct us to Let or Manage your property we can arrange one for you, prices start from just £45.00
Gas Safe Certificates
If your rental property has gas appliances, such as a boiler, hob or gas fire you are legally obliged to have these checked on an annual basis by a qualified Gas Safe Engineer. The engineer will provide you or your agent and tenant with a certificate if the appliances pass. For rental properties that we market or manage we can arrange for a Gas Safety check to be undertaken, prices start from just £50.00.
Electrical Safety Checks
It is recommended that every 10 years your electrical system is checked, this includes the main consumer unit, sockets and lighting. If you are providing a fully furnished property with electrical appliances then these should be PAT tested (Portable Appliance Testing), not doing so could leave you vulnerable should there be a problem with the circuitry or an appliance. Our electrical safety checks start from £85.00
Safety Certificates and checks are at the landlords additional expense.
If we are required to accompany / supervise the contractor while undertaking these works, we charge a fee of £15.00 per occasion.