What should I do with the items on the Pre Check-In Check?

Any items brought to the attention of the landlord as part of the Pre Check-In Check are observations we have made at the property during our final check before the start of the tenancy. What action, if any, the landlord takes for each of those items is their choice. Items that would prevent the tenancy […]

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Do I need any sort of certification for a wood burner?

No – however we recommend for any appliances that are powered using a type of solid fuel (coal, wood, etc.) you: 1. Make available clear instructions for the tenants on using the appliance to include: Step by step details on how to light the fire correctly Not to use flammable liquids such as petrol or […]

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When you can use the Rent-a-Room Scheme?

You can use the scheme if: you let a furnished room to a lodger your letting activity amounts to a trade, for example, if you run a guest house or bed and breakfast business, or provide services, such as meals and cleaning Further Reading Rent a Room Scheme (Self Assessment helpsheet HS223) {HMRC} Still not […]

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We had an EICR last year. Does that have to be done every year?

Not necessarily – see article below. Further Reading Is this (inspection and testing of electrical installation) every year? {Knowledgebase article} Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how well it answered your question…

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What is an oil safety certificate?

Reference to oil safety certificate is probably reference to a document such as an OFTEC CD/11 Oil Firing Servicing & Commissioning Report that records that the oil fired appliance at the property has been serviced and the general condition of the oil storage tank and oil supply pipework has been checked. It may also be […]

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Does the inspection and testing of the electrical installation cover appliances?

No Further Reading What you mean by ‘electrical installation’? {Jungle Property Knowledgebase article} What is covered by an electrical installation inspection? {Jungle Property Knowledgebase article} Still not answered your question? We love questions so fire it at us using the contact details here Please rate this article so we know how well it answered your […]

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Do you have any advice regarding the safety of internal windows blinds?

Where internal window blinds are installed in premises where children 0 to 42 months are (ever) likely to have access or be present, ensure they comply with the EN 13120 standard. The standard includes: • Limitations on cord and chain lengths • Safety devices for preventing any cords or chains from creating a hazardous loop […]

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Should I be concerned about my tenant falling from the loft?

A landlord is right to consider the risk to the tenant of falls in any part of the property. If the roof space is being legitimately (by design) used for secondary purposes (other than just being a void space) such as… Housing the boiler and associated controls Converted to a living space Boarded to provide […]

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