Due to the Cornavirus crisis some guidance contained within these pages might be out of date, as the Government guidance is changing frequently during this period it is best to check for any changes on the COVID 19 and renting guides.

 

Becoming a landlord


Anyone who rents out a house or a room is a landlord and all landlords have responsibilities.

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Getting your property ready to rent

You need to make sure your house is in good condition before renting it to a tenant.

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Creating an inventory


Now that your house is ready it’s time to protect your property by creating an inventory.

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Rent and Deposits

Once you’ve got your house ready, all your safety certificates in place and created an inventory it’s time to think about rent and deposits.

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Choosing a tenant

Choosing the right person to live in your house is the key to a successful landlord tenant relationship. 

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Your Tenancy Agreement

Once you’ve chosen a tenant and carried out the checks you need to give the tenant a Tenancy Agreement before they move into the property.

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Managing a tenancy

Managing a tenancy can seem a little daunting but by following these simple guidelines you will be able to build and maintain a good relationship with your tenant.

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Ending a tenancy

You and your tenant can agree to end a tenancy at any time. If you want to end the tenancy and the tenant doesn’t agree you must serve notice advising them of your intentions.

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Managing an empty property

If your property is empty for any period of time there are some things you should do to make sure it is safe.

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General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in May 2018 and applies to landlords and letting agents

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