Landlords are subject to a number of regulations from the government. The following certificates are required:
- Energy Performance certificate
- Gas safety certificate (CP12)
In addition, landlords also have to comply with government guidelines on the following:
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Legionella and Legionaires' risk assessment
- HMO guidelines (if applicable)
You can order EPC, gas and electrical safety work via the OpenRent website.
Other services, such as an inventory, are advisable to ensure that the state of the property is properly documented. You aren't obliged to have a professional service done, although many landlords do find this gives them peace of mind.