Name: Private landlords
Description: Information for private landlords in Dartford

Private landlords

Private Renting Scheme

We are offering an exclusive Private Renting Scheme to landlords that provide homes for our clients.

Information for Private Landlords in Dartford.

Legislative changes

The Department for Communities and Local Government have produced a  Summary of legislative changes PDF, 81.54 KB, some of these changes came in to effect from the 1 April 2015.

Furntiture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988

If you let furnished accommodation all furniture you provide must be fire resistant. The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 set levels of fire resistance for domestic upholstered furnishings

Gas Safety

The requirement for annual maintenance and safety checks on gas appliances hasn't changed but landlords should make sure that these are carried out by a Gas Safe Register engineer

Electrical Safety

If you let property you must ensure that the electrical system and all appliances supplied are safe - failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 and the The Consumer Protection Act 1987 is a criminal offence

Tenancy Deposit Protection

From 6 April 2007, all deposits (for rent up to £25,000 per Annum) taken by landlords and agents for assured shorthold tenancies in England and Wales have had to be protected by an authorised tenancy deposit scheme

Local Housing Allowance Information for Landlords

A scheme of Housing Benefit was introduced from 7th April 2008 called Local Housing Allowance (LHA). This is for tenants who rent properties from private landlords

Useful Links for Private Tenants and Landlords

Useful Links for Private Tenants and Landlords

Energy Performance Certificates for Landlords

From 1 October 2008, if you are renting out your property, you will need to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) prepared by an accredited Energy Assessor to any prospective tenant p

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Last Updated: 22nd June 2020