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Letting Agents Information for Landlords in Poulton Le Fylde - Target North West

Landlords Responsibilities

Responsibility lies with the landlord to arrange for the following:

Energy Performance Certificate - Since October 2008 Energy Performance certificates have been added to the documentation which landlords are required to provide to their tenants. The certificates are valid for up to 10 years.

Gas Safety Certificate – The Gas Safety Regulation 1994 every gas appliance and all gas pipe work owned by the landlord must be checked by a Corgi registered plumber every twelve months. A Safety certificate should be readily available for any tenant.

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Fire And Safety Regulations – Furniture and Furnishings Act 1988 any furnishings which are left in the property must comply with the new regulation. A general guideline is that any furniture which has been manufactured after 1991 should be compatible. This is indicated by the following label.

Fire in Poulton Le Fylde

Guide for landlords: electrical safety standards in the private rented sector – New Regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at an interval of at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested. This means that all landlords now have to make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe. The Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 and form part of the Department’s wider work to improve safety in all residential premises and particularly in the private rented sector.

Building Regulations – Regulations were brought in stating that all properties built after and including June 1992 must be fitted with mains operated smoke alarms or detectors on each floor.

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