What is a landlord required to do by law when renting a property?

17th February 2018

The landlord must comply with statutory requirements which include placing any deposit paid under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy with a Designated Deposit Scheme, ensure gas and electricity installation complies with current Building Regulations, fitting of smoke alarms and ensuring any furniture left at the property complies with current safety standards. The landlord is also responsible for insuring the property and can produce a copy of the insurance policy if required by the tenant.