Legal Responsibilities:

  • A valid gas certificate (a copy should be available inside the property)
  • A working smoke alarm must be installed and tested on each floor
  • A carbon monoxide detector in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliances (coal fire, wood burning stove)
  • Provide a energy performance certificate (EPC)
  • Building insurance – its not a legal responsibility but is highly recommended to all landlords


The inventory is a through record, with documentary evidence and photographs which demonstrates the condition of your property at the commencement of any tenancy.

This document then forms part of your contract and provides the standards to which the property should be kept signed by both parties.

Section 21 Notice of Possession (of the Housing Act 1988)

A section 21 notice is used when a landlord requires the tenant to vacate a rented property by a specified date to legally terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST).

As of 1st October 2015 a notice in England will become prescribed form and you must use the correct form for it to be valid.


The Landlord or the managing agent must register the deposit on all tenancies created on or after 6 April 2013 within 30 days of receiving it. A detailed inventory check in and check out of condition must be given to the tenant(S).


Furnishings and upholstered furniture supplied by landlords must meet fire resistance requirements. The relevant regulations are contained in the Furniture and Furnishings (fire) (safety) Regulations 1988 as amended by Regulations made in 1989 and 1993. These regulations are made under consumer protection legislation under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA 87).

Notes: All the above is managed by rent direct once instructed.

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