Landlord legal obligations

A private landlord has certain legal rights and responsibilities toward their tenant/s. These vary depending on the type of tenancy or occupancy arrangement in place.

Before letting a property

  • You need to register as a landlord
  • When marketing your property, your advert must include your landlord registration number and the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating
  • Landlords renting to three or more unrelated people must have a House of Multiple Occupation licence before they can let their property.
  • Contact your mortgage provider and home insurance provider to notify them you plan to let out the property
  • Ensure property is safe (gas safety, electrical installation condition report (EICR) smoke and heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors).