England And Wales

Becoming a tenant in England and Wales is quiet a common process. Rules and regulations change often and seeking advice from certain sources can be out-dated and cause issues down the line. GOV.UK offers the most up to date and comprehensive guide on what to watch out for when renting a property. We highly recommend reading it before going home hunting or if you are currently renting a property.

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But in a brief summary your Landlord will need to provide you before or on the day of their move in with;

  • A valid Energy Performance Certificate or EPC.
  • A valid Gas Safety Certificate (If the property has gas).
  • A signed copy of the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement.
  • A copy of the How To Rent Booklet.
  • A copy of the Deposit Protection Certificate.
  • A Record of the Electrical Installation Condition Report or EICR (if applicable).
  • Evidence of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms (this can be provided within the Inventory or the Gas Safety Certificate).

It goes into a lot of detail but there are independent schemes such as england.shelter.org.uk which offer advice to people who may be in a situation where things are going wrong.

Scotland

Becoming a tenant in Scotland is quiet a common process. Rules and regulations change often and seeking advice from certain sources can be out-dated and cause issues down the line. Shelter-Scotland offers the most up to date and comprehensive guide on what to watch out for when renting a property. We highly recommend reading it before going home hunting or if you are currently renting a property.

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Northern Ireland

Becoming a tenant in Northern Ireland is quiet a common process. Rules and regulations change often and seeking advice from certain sources can be out-dated and cause issues down the line. nidirect.gov.uk offers the most up to date and comprehensive guide on what to watch out for when renting a property. We highly recommend reading it before going home hunting or if you are currently renting a property.

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It goes into a lot of detail but there are independent schemes such as england.shelter.org.uk which offer advice to people who may be in a situation where things are going wrong.