All landlords have responsibilities towards their properties and any tenancies that they are involved in. The following outlines the main responsibilities during a tenancy. Landlords must be able to provide evidence of their compliance.
- Proof of identity, ownership and consent from the mortgage company (if any) are required.
- Comprehensive Buildings and Contents insurance policy suited for a tenanted property covers the property and it’s contents.
- The property must meet Repairing Standards and Fire Safety Standards with working smoke, heat and CO detectors, fire extinguishers and blankets present. All soft furnishings comply with Fire and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations.
- The common parts of the building in which the accommodation is situated must be maintained by the landlord together with any other owners of accommodation within the same building.
- All manuals for all appliances must be left in the property and all appliances must be in full working order.
- All documentation must be provided for Electrical Installation Certificate Report, PAT Testing, Energy Performance Certificate, Gas Certificate, Boiler Service Certificate and Legionnaires Risk Assessment. (If necessary, Islands & Highlands Lettings can arrange contractors to complete them.)
- Landlord registration is lodged with Highland Council as required by law. Islands & Highlands Lettings landlord registration number 153484-270-17570 should be quoted on your application. New landlords can register with Landlord Registration Scotland.
- During the tenancy, landlords must adhere to their tenancy agreement from the commencement date onwards and cooperate if necessary to resolve any issues with tenants.
Islands & Highlands Lettings are able to help landlords with any questions they have, any maintenance that would need to be organised and to aid the smooth running of the tenancy. From the start to the very end, Islands and Highlands Lettings will be there at every step of the way.