Home Maintenance

Do I Need An Inventory? – G.Singh, TLA Member

An inventory is a detailed list of the contents and condition of your property taken before the tenant moves in. It...

Landlord Home Emergency Cover

Some things don’t fall under the landlord’s home emergency cover. Such as: If you have a boiler older than 15 years, it...

“Can my tenant withhold rent because of a faulty boiler?” – D.Greene, TLA Member

In general, tenants do not have the right to withhold rent if the landlord does not carry out repairs. Doing so could jeopardise the tenant's right to remain in the...

“…How long can I leave my tenant without a boiler?” – E.Griffin, TLA Member

24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord...

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)

This reports the condition of the circuits in the property, i.e. the wires and sockets in the walls, to ensure they...

Boilers, Plumbing & Hot Water – Landlord Legal Guidance

Warm tenants make for happy tenants. What’s more, landlords have a legal responsibility under the 1985 Tenancy Act “to keep in repair and...

Faulty/Dated Boilers – Replace Or Repair?

The Landlord Association advised its members with more than 20,000 boiler issues between October 1st and Jan 5th. More than 9,000...

Gas Safety & Maintenance – Dealing With Tenants

What information do I have to give my tenants? You must issue the latest gas safety check record to: existing tenants within...

Gas Appliances – Landlord Maintenance

The requirement for landlords to provide domestic gas maintenance is distinct from the requirement for keeping gas safety records. Effective maintenance of...

Gas Safety Certificates – Overview

Gas safety check records and what to keep What has to be recorded? As a minimum, the record of a gas safety check...

Covid-19 & Pre-Tenancy Care

Making sure the check-in process for tenants is carried out in a smooth manner is more important than ever, in light...

JULY: Safety Checks On Electrical Appliances Become Mandatory

Landlords are already required to make sure that the wiring and appliances in their properties are safe, but from July it...

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