Important Notice to Residential Landlords
Don’t get caught out by the new regulations which come into effect on 1st October 2015 which will affect tenancies granted on or after this date.
If you want to serve a notice on a tenant to end a tenancy you will not be able to do this unless you have done the following:-
- Provided the tenant with an Energy Performance Certificate free of charge in accordance with section 6(5) of the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012
- Provided the tenant with a gas safety certificate in accordance with regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The landlord previously had to provide a copy of the gas safety check within 28 days but the new rules disregard this requirement.
- The landlord must supply the tenant with a copy of DCLG How to rent: The checklist for renting in England which can be obtained from the government website.
For all residential tenancies entered into on or after 1st October you MUST have complied with the above otherwise you may get into difficulties recovering possession of your property.
It is important that all landlords who have buy to let residential properties consider the impact on them regarding the above changes. If you would like further information please contact Jane Jackson.