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Advice for landlords

Reminder to landlords and letting agents: by law, you are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all of your properties.

An EPC contains information about the property’s energy usage and typical energy costs and recommendations on how to reduce energy and save money. They give a property an ‘energy efficiency’ rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and are valid for 10 years. They are required whenever a property is built, sold or rented.

A landlord or letting agent must be able to provide a valid EPC to any prospective property owner or tenant. If not, Trading Standards officers can impose a fine of up to £200.

Starting a tenancy

Government redress scheme, getting your property ready to rent, what tenancy to use, assured shorthold tenancies, right to rent, rules on pets and information you must provide to your tenant.

During a tenancy

Landlords responsibilities, access during the tenancy, tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment, tenants responsibility for repairs, redoration by the tenant, subletting and claiming housing benefit.

Ending a tenancy

How to end a tenancy, end of a fixed tenancy period and moving out at the end of a tenancy.