Property Management based in Lowestoft, Properyy Rentals, Property Lettings,
Property Management based in Lowestoft, Properyy Rentals, Property Lettings,
 

Buy-to-let Legislation

The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
 
It is a criminal offence to let premises with upholstered furniture or soft furnishings which cannot be proven to comply with the above Regulations.  By signing this Agreement you give us authority to remove any item that does not have a fire label attached to it. 
 
The Regulations apply to the following which must be match resistant, cigarette resistant and carry a permanent label: ➢ All upholstered furniture, ➢ Three piece suites, ➢ Beds and divans included the upholstered bases, ➢ Padded headboards, ➢ Sofa-beds, ➢ Furniture with loose or fitted covers,
 
 ➢ Children’s furniture, ➢ Cots and other items used by a baby or small child, ➢ Cushions, ➢ High-chairs, ➢ Mattresses of any size, ➢ Pillows, ➢ Garden furniture which may be used indoors.
 
Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
 
You are responsible for providing instruction books for all items of electrical equipment and for ensuring that all electrical appliances within the premises comply with the above Regulations.  You should also ensure that all electrical installations are safe and have them checked regularly.
 
Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998
 
It is a criminal offence to let premises with gas appliances, installations and pipework that have not been checked by a CORGI Registered Engineer.  You will need to provide us with a copy of a Gas Safety Certificate (GSC) carried out no more than twelve months previously.  If this GSC is not sent to us when you return this Agreement you give us authority to arrange for a gas safety check.  The GSC will need to be renewed at twelve monthly intervals.  We need to give your Tenant documentary proof of your compliance with these Regulations at the commencement of the Tenancy and within twenty eight days of the GSC being renewed.  If you use your own contractor we will need proof of their GAS SAFE registration.  No Tenancy can commence until we are in receipt of a valid GSC.
 
 “P” Building Regulations (Electrical Safety In Dwellings)
 
From 1st January 2005 the above Regulations came into force requiring qualified personnel to carry out certain electrical work at premises.  To ensure compliance with the Regulations we will only use a competent person to carry out any electrical work at the premises.  If the Landlord wishes to use his own contractor we will need written proof that he is currently registered with an approved selfcertification scheme before issuing instructions.  In the absence of such proof we will instruct our own contractor, if managing the premises.
 
 Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
 
Under current legislation being the Building Regulations 1991, it is the law that all newly built premises from June 1992 must have mains fitted smoke alarms with battery back up.  Legislation insists that the same criteria apply to a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).  In addition The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1st October 2015. These Regulations require a smoke alarm to be fitted to the ceiling of each storey on which there is a room, used wholly or partly as living accommodation and this includes bathrooms and toilets.
 
Carbon Monoxide alarms must be equipped in any room which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.
 
It is the Landlord’s responsibility to ensure all Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms are in working order on the day a new Tenancy begins.
 
Legionella Risk Assessment
New Legislation came into force on 1st October 2015 which requires all properties in the rental sector to have a risk assessment carried out.
 
‘Legionnaires’ Disease: The control of Legionella Bacteria in Water Systems’ came into force on 1st October 2015 and requires Landlords to take the right precautions to reduce the risks of exposure to legionella.  A Risk Assessment must be carried out and records kept.  If any works are required, these must be completed.
 
Water Meters
 
The Tenant has the legal right to have a water meter installed under the Water Act 2003.  The Landlord cannot object.
  
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
 
As from 1st October 2008 all properties going on the market for letting must have an EPC.  A copy must be given to viewees with written details or prior to the first viewing.  The Landlord must provide us with an EPC when first giving instructions, or we can organise on your behalf once payment is received.  The premises cannot be marketed without an EPC. 
 
The Deposit
 
We will collect the Deposit together with the initial rent payment from the Tenant at the commencement of the Tenancy and regardless of the service used by the Landlord, hold the Deposit in a Stakeholder Capacity.  As Stakeholder we will be unable to release the Deposit or any part of it to you or the Tenant without the other party’s written consent.  The Deposit or any balance payable will be paid to the Tenant or Landlord as appropriate at the end of the Tenancy.  The Deposit will also be held in an interest bearing client account.  Any accrued interest will be retained by Tarrants Property Services Ltd.
 
After the Tenancy ends you are entitled with the written consent of the Tenant to ask us to deduct from the Deposit money to compensate for damage or any breach of the Tenancy Agreement.  You will need to specify the amounts to be deducted and the reasons for any deductions to be made.  Provided the two parties agree to the deductions we will send you the amount agreed between the parties for damage, cleaning, unpaid bills or unpaid rent and pay the balance if any to the Tenant.  If the amount of compensation you seek exceeds the amount held as the Deposit, you may require the Tenant to pay that additional sum within fourteen days of the Tenant receiving that demand in writing.   To comply with Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation, the Agent is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, which is administered by:
 
To comply with Tenancy Deposit Protection legislation, the Agent is a member of the My Deposits, which is administered by: 
 
mydeposits       Premiere House  1st Floor  Elstree Way  Borehamwood Herts WD6 1JH
 
Phone   0844 980 0290 
 
Fax 08456 34 34 03 
 
If we are instructed by you to hold the Deposit, we shall do so under the Terms of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

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4 Bevan Street East

Lowestoft

Suffolk

NR32 2AA

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