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Legal Requirements & Other Associated Costs for Landlords

It is important for you as a Landlord to keep your property safe for your tenants and there are certain legal requirements that you must adhere to. Two requirements are:

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Before renting a property you must now have a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in place with a rating of ‘E’ or above and this must be served on the tenant prior to their occupation.

Gas Safety Regulations

Before renting a property you must have a valid Gas Safety Certificate in place and this must be served on the tenant prior to their occupation.

This work is required to be carried out qualified and registered engineers. This can be arranged through Fowler & Powell for £75 No Vat. You will then be given certificates as proof of the work that was completed.