It is important as a landlord to recognise the areas of compliance you will need to adhere to when letting out your property.  Failure to do so may result in fines and in some case even imprisonment, but at Execulets we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) have been a legal requirement since 2007 and must be ordered prior to advertising a property for rent.  An EPC is valid for 10 years and since the introduction of the MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard) in April 2018 all rental properties should have a minimum rating of E or above, and as from the 1st April 2020 must not continue to rent the property if the current rating does not meet with guidelines.  We can also arrange for a floorplan to be completed at the same time as the EPC which is useful when advertising the property to rent.

In addition to an EPC, as a landlord you are required to have both a valid Landlord Gas Safety Certificate and also a Legionella Risk Assessment conducted.  Without issuing a Landlord Gas Safety to the tenant prior to tenancy commencement, you will not as a landlord be allowed possession of the property, even if you no longer to rent out the property in the future.  A Legionella Risk Assessment will also need to be produced as evidence to the tenant that the property is safe for habitation.  As part of our move-in checks we ensure that as our client we document all correspondence provided to the tenant and make sure that there is a working smoke alarm to each floor of the property and that this is check on the day that tenancy commences.

On the 1st July 2020 is became mandatory for all rental properties to also have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) carried out prior to a new tenant moving into a property and on 1st April this applied then to all existing tenancies.  The EICR Certificate must be issued prior to the tenancy commencing and forms part of the legal paperwork given to tenants as part of the move-in process.  Failure to adhere to this legislation can result in fines of up to £30,000.

If you would like Execulets to arrange for any compliance work to be undertaken, please feel free to contact us.  We only use locally based contractors ensuring that work is completed in a timely manner.