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Advice to landlords renting out a house or flat

The government has published useful advice to landlords about renting out properties. It includes the following matters:

  • It explains what an assured shorthold tenancy is
  • Things to think about before letting a property
  • Redress schemes
  • Rules relating to letting agents
  • Rules around deposits
  • Providing a gas safety certificate (if relevant), and requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Providing an energy performance certificate
  • ‘Right to rent’ checks
  • Rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants during the tenancy

The guide is for current private residential landlords and anyone interested in letting a property in the private rented sector.

If you're thinking of renting out a property, take a look at our Lets4U scheme for landlords.