When your property is on the market for rent, one of the requirements which can be rather time-consuming and annoying is to gather all the certificates of the property. The most important landlord certificates that all properties must have property are the Safety Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate, and the Fire Safety certificate.
As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to ensure that all gas equipment and appliances pass an annual safety check. You should provide new tenants with this information when they move in and existing tenants within 28 days of completing the check.
Note: Only a Gas Safety registered engineer can perform this check.
Energy Performance Certificate
Landlords should also make sure that their property’s electrical system is in safe working order and that all appliances within the residency meet current safety standards.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) determine how energy efficient your property is. Your EPC is valid for ten years and is a legal requirement whenever properties are built, sold, or rented.
Fire safety certificate
When it comes to fire safety, it’s best to be cautious with your landlord obligations. By law, rentals must have fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (a fire extinguisher is a good idea, too).
Note: A smoke alarm must be on all floors of your rental. Carbon monoxide detectorsmust be in any room with fuel-burning devices.
Oakbourne Services help you with all the necessary and optional landlord certificates that you need for your property. Contact us today and get a hassle-free service.