The Landlord’s ensure that the Premises are fit to be let. Appliances should comply with the safety regulations detailed in this Agreement.
Your property must comply with the following along with the updating of same on timely basis: –
• Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 (as amended)
• Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
• Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
• Building Regulations (Smoke Alarm) 1991
• The Emergency Performance of Buildings Regulations 2007
• Any other provisions that are the statutory responsibility of the Landlord or are otherwise safety provisions.
• Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Sensor
Under the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) order 2007 from 1 October 2008 it is a legal requirement to provide a prospective applicant for a tenancy of your property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) produced by an approved Domestic Energy Inspector. Failure to supply one is a criminal offence punishable by a fine. We must provide any prospective applicant with an EPC when we provide them with written details of your property or when they first view it, whichever occurs first. If you already have an EPC you should supply us with a copy. Otherwise, it will be necessary to produce one. If you wish, you can source one yourself or alternatively we can instruct an inspector on your behalf to provide an EPC, charges for which are already specified under the fee section.
** Please note that we will be unable to market your property until we have an EPC**
Protect your tenant’s deposit in a government-approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), If you want the agency to keep the hold of deposit the charges for the same will be £50 + VAT.
Do the self-assessment of tax liability on rental income and inform the HMRC that you are letting the Premises and fulfil your tax liability.
The HMRC has special rules regarding the collection of tax on rental income if you are a Landlord who is resident overseas, or you subsequently move abroad.
If you fall into this category, it is your responsibility to obtain a tax exemption number from the HMRC. If you are a Landlord who is resident overseas, we are legally obliged to deduct tax from your rental income at the prevailing rate in the absence of written exemption.
As with all Estate Agents, Link Up Estate Agents is subject to the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. This means that we must obtain and hold identification and proof of address for all beneficial owner. Without this information, we will be unable to proceed with any work on your behalf.