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One of the challenges of renting a property in the UK is the number of rules and regulations, some say there are around 150 items. The following is a list of some of the more substantive legal requirements you need to be aware of.

Where we manage your property we manage compliance with these on your behalf:

  • Accommodation Agencies Act 1953
  • Building Regulations 1991
  • Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellations and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Control of substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Deregulation Act 2015
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Energy Act 2011
  • Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections)(England and Wales) Regulations 2007
  • Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1989
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988
  • Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 1990
  • Housing (Tenancy Deposits)(Prescribed Information) Order 2007
  • Housing Act 1980
  • Housing Act 1985
  • Housing Act 1988
  • Housing Act 1996
  • Housing Act 2004
  • Housing Health and Safety Rating System
  • HSE Approved Code of Practice L8 Legionnaires 2013
  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • Law of Property Act 1925
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Regulations 1989
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
  • Part P Building Regulations (Electrical Safety in Dwellings)
  • Plugs and Sockets (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
  • Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Rent Act 1977
  • Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
  • Smoke Detector Act 1991
  • Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2001
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

This list shows the major items for those renting a property. If you are managing a letting agency, there is a further list!

Feel it’s a bit much to deal with?

That’s where we can help. As well as keeping up to date on legal issues we will help you prepare your property to get the best chance of getting a good choice of tenants who look after the property whilst also having all the correct steps in place to protect you if things don’t go to plan.

If you want to us to do this for you then please fill in the form below and we will get in touch.

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