The Government has made many changes to regulations over the past few years. Landlords have a legal obligation to comply with the law and ensure tenants are issued with the correct documents and leaflets.
Morgans service includes full compliance and provision of leaflets and certificates to ensure applicants and tenants receive the following documents:
These leaflets must be given to any person applying for a tenancy:
How to Rent – the checklist for renting in England
How to Rent a Safe Home – a guide for current and prospective tenants in England
TDS – What is the tenancy deposit scheme.
This must be given to any person applying for a tenancy. This is valid for 10 years.
It is a legal requirement to provide tenants with the following safety certificates before the move into a property:
GAS Safety Certificate to show the property is safe and the gas installation complies with safety regulations. A certificate is valid for 12 months.
ELECTRICAL Safety Certificate to show the property’s electrical installation is safe and complies with safety regulations. An Electrical Safety report is valid for 5 years.
Government regulations state that identification checks must be made on all persons applying for a tenancy. Passports and visa must be verified. When applicants are referenced through Morgans all legal procedures are followed and certification obtained.
Each Tenancy Agreement has a Tenancy Deposit schedule with the current prescribed information. All deposits are registered with TDS and a Deposit Protection Certificate is issued to the Landlord and Tenant
Morgans has Safeagent Accreditation and Client Money Protection insurance to protect all funds held by Morgans for clients.
A written and photographic Inventory and Schedule of Condition report is essential to protect the landlord’s asset. No claim on the deposit can be made without a formal inventory. In case of a dispute photographic evidence must be provided to an adjudicator to show the check in status and the check out status to support a claim.
Under the Furniture Safety regulations furniture must comply with the safety regulations and carry the appropriate labelling to prove it is not a fire hazard. This includes items such as sofas, mattresses etc. Any item of furniture which does not comply must be removed from the property.
Morgans subscribes to several industry and legal advisors to ensure we are up to date with the latest legal or industry regulation changes to best advise our clients.
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