Monthly Archives: July 2012

Caring for trees – job for the landlord or the tenant?

There are no laws that specifically mention landlord’s or tenant’s responsibilities for trees and it is usually dependent on the Tenancy Agreement to decide. Trees are technically part of the ‘property’ the tenant is renting. For a range of reasons … Continue reading

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Can my tenant fit his woodburning stove himself?

In England & Wales, there are two routes to achieve a safe and legal installation: 1. Installation by a HETAS registered installer When a HETAS registered engineer has completed an installation, they self-certify their work as compliant with legal requirements. … Continue reading

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Does the tenant need to employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to install a gas appliance?

Anyone employed to work on gas appliances in domestic premises must be a Gas Safe registered engineer and competent in that area of gas work. The gas engineer’s competencies are clearly marked on the back of the engineer’s Gas Safe … Continue reading

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5 Tips for landlords to keep their property tenanted

New research shows that the average length of time a rental property is unoccupied in the UK rental property is three weeks, the longest period since the beginning of 2011. The figures come from the Association of Residential Letting Agents … Continue reading

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