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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
  • Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) Regulations 1997
  • Building Act 1984
  • Building Regulations 1991
  • Building Regulations 2000
  • Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2012
  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellations and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
  • Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2005
  • Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
  • Control of substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Cost of Leases Act 1958
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Defective Premises Act 1972
  • Deregulation Act 2015
  • Distress for Rent Act 1737
  • Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • Electricity Act 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
  • Equalities Act 2011
  • 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
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679
  • 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 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 Health and Safety Rating System
  • Housing Health and Safety Rating System Regulations 2005
  • HSE Approved Code of Practice L8 Legionnaires 2013
  • Immigration Act 2014
  • Landlord & Tenant Act 1730
  • Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1927
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1987
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1988
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994
  • Law of Property Act 1925
  • Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938
  • Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation and other houses (Miscellaneous Provisions) (England) Regulations 2006
  • Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Descriptions) (England) Order 2006
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1996
  • 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
  • Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Money Laundering Regulations 2007
  • Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993
  • Notices to Quit (Prescribed Information) Regulations 1980
  • 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
  • Rent Books (Form of Notices) Regulations 1982
  • Rent Regulation (Cancellation of Registration of Rent) Regulations 1980
  • Selective Licensing of Houses (Additional Conditions) (England) Order 2015
  • Selective Licensing of Houses (Specific Exemptions) (England) Order 2006
  • Service Charges (Summary of Rights and Obligations and Transitional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015
  • Smoke Detector Act 1991
  • Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements Regulations 2015
  • The Licensing and Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Additional Provisions) (England) Regulations 2007
  • The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Mandatory Conditions of Licences) (England) Regulations 2018
  • The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Redress Scheme for Lettings Agency Work and Property Management Work (Requirement to Belong to a Scheme etc) (England) Order 2014
  • The Redress Schemes for Lettings Agency Work and Property Management Work (Approval and Designation of Schemes) (England) Order 2013
  • The Regulated Tenancies (Procedure) Regulations 1980
  • Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 2007
  • Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
  • 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.

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