The current standard penalty for non-compliance with the Gas Safety Regulations is a £6,000 per appliance and/or 6 months imprisonment. Not having an up to date Gas Safety Certificate will also usually invalidate your landlord insurance.
The tenant is responsible for the council tax (unless you decide to include this in the rent) but this needs to be clearly stated in the tenancy agreement. If the property is standing empty, it is the landlord’s responsibility to pay.

What Is An Interested Party?

An interested party is any other person or organisation with a financial interest in the property, such as a mortgage provider. TAKE ACTION:
Deposit Deductions and Disputes If your deposit was paid after 6 April 2007 then it must be protected by your landlord in a government-backed scheme. While most landlords comply with this law, it is the return of the deposit that can cause more arguments and problems than anything else related...
A house in multiple occupation is a house occupied by people who do not live as a single household. This can include bedsits, shared houses, hostels, non-self contained flats and houses converted into flats. Hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments that are used to accommodate homeless people...

Is Landlord Insurance Required By Law?

While there landlord insurance is not compulsory by law; it is recommended that any property owner secure their property in the event of any natural catastrophe. Your landlord policy will also indemnify you against all sums which you will be held legally liable to pay as the owner of...
24 hours. Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a tenant has the right to expect a landlord to carry out repairs in a 'reasonable time'. If it's an emergency repair as there is no heating or hot water, a landlord should fix this in 24...

How Will I Know The Rebuild Cost Of My Property?

If you have purchased the property with a mortgage your lender will usually have a surveyor carry out a valuation, and this should indicate a rebuilding sum insured. If you do not have a mortgage valuation you can seek guidance from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors by visiting...

What Is Landlord Insurance?

Landlords insurance is a policy similar to your home insurance to protect your rental properties. From the landlord who owns a single property, to the entrepreneur who controls a large portfolio of properties, our policies are there to keep you and your premises and/or possessions covered. 
We strongly advise landlords not to commence or continue possession proceedings during this challenging time without a very good reason to do so. It is essential that we work together during these unprecedented times to keep each other safe. We have made regulations extending the provisions of the Coronavirus Act...
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