Landlord legislation is no joke. There are lots of different facets to making sure you and your property are legally compliant. All of the below are obligatory when letting property in Birmingham.
Prepare a legally binding tenancy agreement that outlines the terms and conditions of the tenancy. Ensure it covers rent, deposit details, responsibilities, and any special clauses. Your letting agent will take this under their management to ensure it benefits you to the maximum extent possible.
Tenancy Deposit Protection
By law, you must protect your tenant's deposit in a government-approved scheme within 30 days of receiving it. Provide your tenant with prescribed information about the scheme and how their deposit is protected.
Right to Rent Checks
Before renting to any tenant, conduct Right to Rent checks to verify their immigration status. You can face severe penalties for letting to someone without legal residency.
Gas and Electrical Safety
Gas appliances and installations must be checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Electrical systems and appliances should be regularly inspected by qualified professionals.