Health, Safety and Regulations
There is a legal duty of care that landlords enter into when renting out their properties. At Lettings Direct we require all landlords to comply with these at all times.
The safety regulations required by law are very straight forward, but we will happily advise and give more information where required.
Because failure to comply is a criminal offense on the part of both landlord and agent, we will not accept instructions to let any property unless these regulations are fully adhered to.
Fire and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988
Fire and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
A landlord supplying furniture within a property, where the supply is deemed to be "in the course of business", must ensure that all furniture meets with the provisions of the above legislation.
From 1st January 1997 there has been a clear obligation on ALL landlords to provide only furniture that meets strict fire resistance tests standards. Each item of furniture must have a manufacturer's label confirming that it meets this required specification.
At Lettings Direct, we will inspect your furniture for you and advise on any changes that may be needed. Because failure to comply is a criminal offense on the part of both landlord and agent, we will not accept instructions to let any property unless these regulations are fully adhered to.
Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1993
Anyone letting a property must ensure that gas appliances, and/ or installation pipe-work, is kept in a safe condition. It is a requirement that all gas appliances and pipe-works are checked annually by a Gas Safe and ACOPS approved contractor, that a record of these checks is maintained, and that a certificate confirming compliance is supplied to the Tenant annually.
At Lettings Direct we can arrange for this to be carried out on your behalf, obtaining a Gas Safety Inspection and Report for you. Please note this comes with an additional fee and is not included as standard.
WHAT IS AN INVENTORY AND MOVE IN REPORT?
We often get asked by landlords, why do I need an inventory, there is nothing in my property, it's unfurnished, surely it's an expense I don't need to incur? My answer is always the same - it's vital that you offer a proper, detailed inventory of a property to a tenant upon move in.
Lettings Direct is Now In Sales!
After a triumphant year for the team and the buisness, we are delighted to announce an exciting new move into property sales. This latest development has allowed us to offer a turnkey service for our landlord clients looking to sell, grow or let their property portfolio.