Read our guide to landload Insurance
Do landlords need public liability insurance??
A good policy should include liability insurance - it protects landlords from potentially expensive legal costs and damages should a tenant make a claim for personal injury or property damage arising from incidents connected with the rented property
What do I do with my tenants' deposit?
Tenancy deposit schemes (TDPs) are a legal requirement and you should give the relevant details and paperwork to your tenants no later than four weeks after they move into your place
Who's responsible for safety?
The landlord is responsible for the gas and electrical safety of appliances provided under the tenancy, as well as the fire safety of furniture and furnishings. It's absolutely vital that an inventory is carried out thoroughly at the start of the tenancy, to ensure ownership of such items is legally documented
Who's responsible for repairs?
There is the expectation of reasonable wear and tear on a property, which includes things like paint fading over time, or carpets in high-traffic areas becoming worn. However, if you smash a window with a frisbee or explode a microwave with tin foil, that's your responsibility