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ATTENTION LANDLORDS… The Chorley & Leyland Landlord’s Compliance Health Check are you compliant?

Reports that one of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK had allowed its landlords to open to fines of between £9million and £30million in the last few days.

This is because they allegedly failed to send some paperwork to their tenants when their tenancy started.

This has had many landlords picking up the phone to me to ensure they are compliant with their rental property. So, what should every local landlord consider to ensure they are compliant and won’t be fined.

To start, there are over 150 pieces of legislation, these are some important ones that Chorley & Leyland landlords should consider.

Registering your tenant’s deposit

Gas Safety Certificates

EPC for your rental property

Electrical EICR Certificate for your rental property

Right to rent checks

Anything else local landlords should be aware of?

How about ..

Smoke alarms

Licencing

Health and Safety

Client Money Protection

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Fire safety risk assessment

Legionella risk appraisal

That’s just the tip of the iceberg

The list goes on …

As you can see, there are many things a landlord must consider when it comes to being legal. Yet, apart from a logistical nuisance there are actual financial penalties involved if you do not observe with all your landlord obligations.

Final Thought for all Chorley & Leyland Landlords

Landlords can make sure they are fully compliant by having a Landlord Compliance Health Check with ourselves at Forbes Estates, or peace of mind that you are compliant, be you a landlord that manages your own town property or even with another agent (because being with the one of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK was not a guarantee the landlords would safe from prosecution).

Book a call with me, Paul Forbes, https://calendly.com/forbesproperty/30min?month=2021-12&back=1, DM or call 01257 273 324 and let’s have a no-obligation chat before you commit to anything, we also offer advice and updates on the local rental market including an up-to-date rental price guide to make sure you are maximising your investment/s throughout 2022.

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