How to ensure your rental property is safe for residential property management London?

Mortgage
It is advised to have a small mortgage on your property to avoid fraudulent transactions such as a tenant taking out a mortgage on your property or selling your property without your knowledge. Once you have a mortgage you would be contacted if someone else tries to sell it or take out a mortgage and that keeps you safe.

There are a few factors to consider when moving abroad and renting your UK home

Gas safety
As a landlord, you must

make sure gas equipment they supply is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer
have a registered engineer do an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue
give you a copy of the gas safety check record before you move in, or within 28 days of the check
Electrical safety
You must make sure

the electrical system is safe, for example sockets and light fittings
all appliances they supply are safe, for example cookers and kettles

 Mortgage

It is advised to have a small mortgage on your property to avoid fraudulent transactions such as a tenant taking out a mortgage on your property or selling your property without your knowledge. Once you have a mortgage you would be contacted if someone else tries to sell it or take out a mortgage and that keeps you safe.

There are a few factors to consider when moving abroad and renting your UK home

Gas safety

As a landlord, you must

  • make sure gas equipment they supply is safely installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered engineer
  • have a registered engineer do an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue
  • give you a copy of the gas safety check record before you move in, or within 28 days of the check

Electrical safety

You must make sure

  • the electrical system is safe, for example sockets and light fittings
  • all appliances they supply are safe, for example cookers and kettles

Fire safety

You must

  • follow safety regulations
  • provide a smoke alarm on each storey and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a solid fuel burning appliance (for example a coal fire or wood burning stove)
  • check you have access to escape routes at all times
  • make sure the furniture and furnishings they supply are fire safe
  • provide fire alarms and extinguishers if the property is a large house in multiple occupation (HMO)

All repairs must be carried out in a timely manner to comply with health and safety regulations and to keep your tenant and your property safe.

How can you tackle home identity fraud?

Please contact Pelin Martin for a 30 minute free property consultation on

+0208 994 7327

pm@bluecrystallondon.co.uk

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