As a Landlord there are many legal obligations here's some help with these!
There is no statutory obligation on landlords or agents to have professional checks carried out on the electrical system or appliances? However, under Common Law and various statutory regulations:
Any landlord letting a property that is equipped with a gas appliance must understand and comply with the law relating to gas safety.
In the past few years, the Government has introduced a whole raft of legislation which affects the sale and letting of property in the UK.
Tax can be opaque at the best of times. But letting property adds a new layer of complexity, not least because the tax rules are completely different from those that apply to selling your own home or renting out a room.
The buy-to-let market has been one of the most successful investment models of recent times, and property has in fact been singled out by the London Stock Exchange as the best investment of the past ten years.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has been established under the Housing Act 2004. It requires landlords to register details of the start and end of all Assured Shorthold Tenancies on which they take a deposit.