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Residential Lettings: Landlords’ Obligations

Summary: With reports of rents hitting all-time highs, you may currently be considering whether to become a landlord. The law imposes a number of obligations on landlords and this briefing note provides an overview of some of the regulations of which you should be aware.

The obligations of a landlord depend on the type of property involved. The regulations discussed below apply to landlords of private residential property. Landlords of houses in multiple occupation (houses in which unrelated occupiers live independently from one another but share common areas of the building, for example bedsits) have additional responsibilities.

Please speak to Nick Brent, Partner and Head of Druces LLP’s Property team for further information.

Relevant to: Individuals considering letting a property and existing landlords.

Property Briefing Note Residential Lettings Landlord’s Obligations (June 2012)