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Landlord Regulations


As a landlord you have a certain duty of care towards your tenant. As your letting or managing agent we have an obligation to ensure you are fully aware of all regulations you must adhere to when renting your property

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

From the 1st October 2008 it is a legal requirement for all landlords to have a valid EPC on their property before it can be let. The EPC will be valid for 10 years.

To order an EPC for your property or to find out more call us on 01989 563525 or contact us here.

Gas Safety

It is a legal requirement to have a valid gas safety certificate for your property before it can be let. It is to ensure all gas appliances in the property are certified as safe by a qualified gas safety engineer. The certificate is valid for 1 year.

To order your gas safety certificate or to find out more call us on 01989 563525 or contact us here.

Electrical Safety

Although not currently a legal requirement, we strongly recommend all landlords to have an inspection of their electrical installation

To request an inspection or to find out more call us on 01989 563525 or contact us here.

PAT Testing

Again, although not a legal requirement, we recommend you have all portable appliances that are being left in the property tested to ensure they are safe to use.

To request a PAT test or to find out more call us on 01989 563525 or contact us here.

Smoke Alarms

All properties built since June 1992 must have been fitted with mains powered smoke detector alarms from new. Although there is no legislation requiring smoke alarms to be fitted in other ordinary tenanted properties, it is generally considered mandatory.

We therefore strongly recommend that the Landlord fit at least one alarm on each floor (in the hall and landing areas).

Deposit Protection

A typical deposit will be 4 or 6 weeks rent.

The landlord must register with a tenancy deposit protection scheme with 14 days.

If your property is managed by Oscar and Hunt we will protect the deposit for you.

We do not hold the deposit monies and use the DPS for all deposit protection.