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Landlord and tenant industry related articles and news

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What is fair wear and tear

Source: AIIC

What is considered as fair wear and tear?

In this article, you are given an overview of what The AIIC ( Association of Independent Inventory Clerks) considers as standard fair wear and tear. These guidelines are followed by most inventory companies and independent inventory clerks.

What is considered as fair wear and tear when renting

Governments vision on decent homes standard

Source: Gov UK

Decent homes standard - A fairer private rented sector

The Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities has published the government’s long-term vision for a private rented sector (PRS) that is fit for the 21st century and delivers a better deal for tenants.

Decent home standard PDF brochures

Smoke detector regulation

Source: Gov UK

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulation 2022

The UK Government has updated the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm Regulations in the private rented sector. New regulations came into force on the 1st October 2022

Full smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulation

Tenancy deposit scheme

Source: Gov UK

What is the tenancy deposit scheme?

As of April 2007, all landlords and letting agents in England and Wales must ensure that the assured shorthold tenancy deposit has been put into one of the government approved deposit schemes. The landlord has 30 days to provide the tenant with all relevant information and proof, that the deposit has been secured in a scheme.

All about the TDS

Right to rent checklist

Source: Shelter England

Right to rent checks

Before any tenancy can start in England, certain checks about  the prospective tenant need to be carried out by either the landlord or the letting agency, who is acting on behalf of the landlord. There are however some exceptions, which can be found via the below link

Right to rent checklist

Rental property safety and repairs

Source: Gov UK & Shelter England

The landlord`s safety and repairs responsibilities

The landlord, whether your property is privately rented, council owned or rented through housing associations, is responsible for most repairs and all safety aspects - which includes electric, fire and gas checks . It is advised to check your contract for extra responsibilities. 

Safety responsibilities

Responsibility for repairs