Health and safety requirements to let your property
A landlord has a responsibility to ensure they provide a safe and good standard of living for their tenants. Here are some of the health and safety requirements explained.
Gas Safety Certificate
Safety first! This vital certificate makes sure that the gas appliances in the rental property have been inspected and approved by a registered Gas Safe engineer. Helping to keep everyone safe from potential gas related hazards. This is required by law to be updated once every 12 months.
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
This certifies that the electrical installations in the rental property have been checked and approved by a certified professional. A landlord is required to have the property certified every 5 years – but we can arrange this for you.
EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)
Let’s save the planet! An EPC rates the energy efficiency of a property, helping landlords and tenants understand the impact on the environment and provide suggestions for improvement. Although a requirement once complete an EPC is valid for 10 years.
Following an announcement in parliament it has been cofirmed that plans to require EPC rating to C or above have been scrapped, Something that has also been confirmed in the latest renters reform discussions.
Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
Prioritising well-being! HHSRS is a risk assessment tool used to evaluate potential hazards and determine the overall health and safety of a rental property. We assist landlords in meeting the required standards and creating a safe home for tenants.
Fire Safety Regulations
Fire safety protects lives and properties! These include measures and requirements that make sure a rental property meets the safety standards. This includes fire alarms, extinguishers, escape routes, and other precautions.
Damp and Mould
The unwelcome guests! Damp and mould occurs when too much moisture builds up in a property, leading to ugly patches, musty smells, and potential risks to health.
Gas Safety Regulations
Breathing easy! Gas safety law makes sure that gas appliances in rental properties are checked and well maintained. So, this will help prevent carbon monoxide leaks and other hazards.
When a property is managed by The Letting Game, your property manager can look after all the above for you. Please give us a call on 0117 9898 215 to discuss our services.