If you are granting a new Assured Shorthold Tenancy, or offering a renewed fixed term to an existing tenancy it is vital that you meet the start of tenancy necessities.
You should make sure that you provide the tenants with (and can evidence that you have provided):
- A valid gas safety certificate (where gas is supplied to the property)
- A copy of the Energy Performance Certificate EPC
- A copy of the most recent ‘How to rent in England’ leaflet.
You should also make sure that you have followed the deposit protection regulation if you have taken a deposit and applied for a appropriate licence if your property is subject to licence. If you have a property in Newcastle upon Tyne and want to know more about property licencing in the city go to our webpages here.