There are other requirements, including protecting the deposit you have provided. That means placing it in a protection scheme that is government-approved if you are an assured shorthold tenant. If you discover that your landlord hasn’t fulfilled these requirements he or she could be faced with a fine and it may be harder to terminate your tenancy.
When you leave the property it is a requirement that your landlord returns your deposit unless there is an ongoing dispute about damage to the property or unpaid rent.
Landlords have many other responsibilities with respect to the house you rent. This includes the maintenance of chimneys, roof, walls, drains and guttering, as well as ensuring that all infrastructure related to the supplying of gas, water and electricity is maintained to the required standards.
If you believe your landlord has not followed the legal guidelines with regard to your tenancy and you are disadvantaged in some way you should contact a solicitor who can provide UK housing law advice and offer a legal solution to the way you have been treated.
If your landlord has not maintained the property you live in to the required standards and you have an assured shorthold tenancy that was either renewed or commenced on or after October 1st 2015, it may be far more difficult for your landlord to evict you if you have made a complaint about repairs. However, you should not feel pressurised by your landlord. Instead, you should seek UK housing law advice before you succumb to your landlord’s demands.
This is a very important concern, especially in overcrowded cities where safety is an important issue. Landlords aren’t left off the hook when it comes to safety as they have to install on each floor of a property sufficient smoke alarms as well as detectors that locate the presence of carbon monoxide where wood or coal fire burning is present.
A gas safety certificate is required for all gas appliances supplied, such as cookers and heaters. Any electrical equipment on the premises must be certified too. If you feel your safety is threatened you should consult a solicitor who will provide you with Housing Law advice. There are many other issues that may be of concern to you such as rent rises and access to your rented property by your landlord. If you have any legal concerns you should seek UK Housing Law Advice immediately before things get out of hand.Call: (0158) 229 7411