Landlords certainly do not have an easy life. There are so many responsibilities held by landlords – if you want to make good money from it, you have to make sure you are fulfilling all of your legal obligations. Here are some of the things you must do as a landlord:
- Check all wiring, gas and electrics inside the property are safe. This will need to be done on a regular basis, and work must be carried out by someone qualified.
- Make sure tenants can get in touch with someone during an emergency. Give them an emergency number to call and make sure it is always monitored.
- Check the property is fire safe. You must have a working fire alarm when the tenant moves in, though it is then their responsibility to check it. Make sure you understand the rules around fire doors, extinguishers and fire blankets, and have the right equipment in place.