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One of the challenges of renting a property in the UK is the number of rules and regulations, there are around 180 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
  • Administration Charges (Summary of Rights Obligations) (England) Regulations 2007
  • Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
  • Arbitration Act 1996
  • Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997
  • Building Act 1984
  • Building Regulations 1991
  • Building Regulations 2000
  • Building Regulations 2010 (Electrical Safety in Dwellings) Part P
  • Business Names Act 1985
  • Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000
  • Clean Air Act 1993
  • Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
  • Common Law Procedure Act 1852
  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2012
  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellations and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
  • Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2005
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015 Part 2 (Unfair Tems)
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Control of Pollution Act 1974
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Cost of Leases Act 1958
  • Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992
  • Council Tax (Chargeable Dwellings) Order 1992
  • Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) Order 1992
  • Council Tax (Liability of Owners) Regulations 1992
  • County Courts Act 1984
  • Criminal Finances Act 2017
  • Criminal Justice Act 1972
  • Criminal Law Act 1977
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Defective Premises Act 1972
  • Deregulation Act 2015
  • Disability Discrimination Act 2005
  • Distress for Rent Act 1737
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Electrical Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002
  • Electricity Act 1989
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Energy Act 2011
  • Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007
  • Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
  • Enterprise Act 2002
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
  • Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Estate Agents Act 1979
  • Eviction Act 1977
  • Finance Act 1995
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
  • Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended)
  • Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1989
  • Gas Act 1986
  • Gas Appliance (Safety) Regulations 1995
  • Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1988
  • Gas Safety Regulations 1998
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679
  • General Product Safety Regulations 2005
  • Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013
  • Health Act 2006
  • Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018
  • 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 and Planning Act 1986
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Banning Order Offences) Regulations 2018
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Database of Rogue Landlords and Property Agents) Regulations 2018
  • Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987
  • Housing Benefit (Information from Landlords and Agents) Regulations 1997
  • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2001
  • Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (General) Amendment (Number 2) Regulations 1997
  • Housing Benefit Regulations 2001
  • Housing Health and Safety Rating System Regulations 2005
  • HSE Approved Code of Practice L8 Legionnaires 2013
  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Insolvency Act 1996
  • Landlord & Tenant Act 1730
  • Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1927
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1988
  • Law of Distress (Amendment) Act 1908
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994
  • Law of Property Act 1925
  • Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938
  • Leasehold Reform etc Act 1993
  • Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007
  • Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and other houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006
  • Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018
  • Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018
  • Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006
  • Limitation Act 1980
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996
  • Local Government Finance Act 1992
  • Localism Act 2011
  • Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Regulations 1989
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (England) Regulations 2006
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Misrepresentation Act 1967
  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • Money Laundering Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019
  • Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
  • Noise Act 1996
  • Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
  • Notices to Quit (Prescribed Information) Regulations 1980
  • Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957
  • Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984
  • Party Wall Etc Act 1996
  • Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990
  • Plugs and sockets etc (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949
  • Private Water Supply Regulations 2001
  • Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
  • Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997
  • Public Health Act 1936
  • Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency Work and Property Management Work (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (England) Order 2013
  • Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency Work and Property Management Work (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc) (England) Order 2014
  • Regulated Tenancies (Procedure) Regulations 1980
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Rent Act (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999
  • Rent Act 1957
  • Rent Act 1974
  • Rent Act 1977
  • Rent Acts (Maximum Fair Rent) Order 1999
  • Rent Books (Form of Notices) Regulations 1982
  • Rent Regulation (Cancellation of Registration of Rent) Regulations 1980
  • Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954
  • Selective Licensing of Houses (Additional Conditions) (England) Order 2015
  • Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006
  • Service Charges (Summary of Rights and Obligations and Transitional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
  • Smoke Detector Act 1991
  • Social Security (Notification of Change of Circumstances) Regulations 2011
  • Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997
  • Social Security Administration Act 1992
  • Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
  • Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements Regulations 2015
  • Tenant Fee Act 2019
  • Terrorism Act 2000
  • Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977
  • Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements)(England) Regulations 2007
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995
  • Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2001
  • Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
  • Utilities Act 2000
  • Water Industry Act 1991
  • Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999
  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

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.

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