Acts and regulations impose duties and responsibilities on landlords to ensure that the property is completely safe and that all electrical appliances installed are safe throughout the life of the tenancy…

You’ll need to inspect your appliances regularly and ensure that you keep records of all periodic inspections. It is important to be aware of them to ensure that you are compliant and to avoid penalties. Acts and regulations such as the Housing Act 2004 cover a range of issues and introduced regulatory systems such as the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.In additional legislation such as Consumer Protection Acts place liability on landlords to ensure that their property complies with 29 categories of hazard under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. Therefore to ensure that your property is fit for letting under these acts and regulations, you should follow a series of measures such as providing valid gas safety certificates and taken reasonable precautions to ensure that your premises are free from dangerous defects.

The Housing Act 2004

These explanatory notes has been prepared by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to assist the reader in the understanding of the 2004 housing act.

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Electrical Equipment Regulations 1994

Provides informations regarding the measures and levels of safety and consumer protection in respect to electrical equipment as laid down in law by the secretary of state.

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The Gas Safety (Installations and Use) regulations 1998

This summarises the main changes of the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 and their effects for enforcement.

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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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Landlord and Tenants Covenant Act 1995

An act that makes provisions, in some circumstances for those under a tenancy agreement to be released from it and the circumstances surrounding such a proceedure.

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The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

When adding your own terms to a tenancy agreement, we recomend that you familiarise yourself with this regulation.

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Liability for land and premises legislation

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Author: TLAChairman