There are thousands of landlords across the UK and if you plan to become one or are already renting out a property there are various obligations that are required. Of course, some will be clearly outlined such as each landlord should ensure that all their properties are fire safe and have proper, up-to-date checks on both gas and electric. But despite this, there are some obligations that are less well known.
One such obligation is to ensure that the property is free from damp – exactly why a damp proofing quote is always recommended if the property has any issues. For those who are unaware, here are some of the obligations you will need to know as a landlord.
Here are the obligations that landlords must adhere to for the property.
Now that you know the property obligations, here are the repairs that should be taken on by a landlord. All are important and can result in fines or legal action if not rectified in a timely manner.
Each of these repairs must be fixed in a timely manner using the correct services and tools to avoid any further damage. With that in mind, another repair to add to the list is any damage that is caused by other repair work as this would not be at the fault of the tenants.
However, you may have noticed that landlords are not required to repair any damp issues. The reason for this is that any problems should have been repaired before the tenant moved in. But if the problem persists, we recommend getting a damp proofing quote for the property to help solve the issue once and for all. Of course, you may not be required to repair damp issues, but you should still do so as they can not only damage the property but can also become harmful to tenants. So, if you spot any problems, fix them before they worsen.