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Standards and Guidance for landlords

​We have tried to provide a range of information which will help landlords, managing agents of private rented housing.  

Fire safety in residential accommodation 

Gas and electrical safety

Housing health and safety rating system

Landlords’ guide (PDF) to undertaking HHSRS assessments. 


Eviction process and standard form

There’s new guidance (PDF) and a standard form for you to use when seeking repossession of a property let on an assured short-hold tenancy after 1 October 2015.


Property redress scheme

If you’re a property manager or letting agent you have to be a member of a Government backed property redress scheme by law. Here’s guidance (PDF) which explains if this law applies to you.


Energy performance

You can find the energy efficiency rating of any property by postcode. By 2018 it will be illegal to rent a property that does not achieve an EPC rating of band E (SAP 38) or above. Most electrically heated properties have problems achieving this basic rating. 

Council tax & universal credit

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