Landlords

Your Property's Requirements

Preparing Your Property

  • Fresh decorations - light colours, such as white or off-white, are always acceptable.
  • High quality carpets of the same colour throughout. These should be light and neutral - biscuit/beige colours are popular, as are wooden floors.
  • Attractive, good-quality, well-lined curtains or blinds.

Gas Safety Certificate

On 31st October 1994 the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1994 came into force. Under Regulations 35(2) it is the duty of any person (i.e. Landlord) who owns a gas appliance and pipework to ensure it is maintained in a safe condition so as to prevent risk or injury to any person.

The Regulations cover all appliances and all types of Gas i.e. mains propane or color gas for heating, lighting, cooking or other purposes for which gas can be used. The owner (i.e. Landlord) of any gas appliance must ensure that each appliance is checked for safety at least every 12 months by a qualified gas engineer, e.g Are Gas Safe Registered

A record must be kept of all safety inspections and the results open to Tenants inspection by law. The Landlord must have a Gas Safety Inspection carried out before a Tenant(s) occupies the properly and signs the tenancy agreement. A copy of the certificate must be given to the tenant before the tenancy commences. If the Landlord is unable to, Vesta Properties will provide the certificate at the Landlords expense.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Private residential landlords are legally required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when renting out a home to new tenants.

An EPC gives information about a property's energy efficiency. You must give a copy to prospective tenants when they view a property, when they ask for any written information about a property and before any rental contract is signed. It remains valid for ten years and can be used for all new tenants in that period.

If you do not have an EPC on your property we can arrange one for you.