Are there any fire or safety regulations that apply to curtains/lampshades?

No – there are no regulations that specifically apply to curtains or lampshades in rental accommodation. Under The General Product Safety Regulations 2005 a landlord acting ‘in the course of business’ should take steps to be aware of the risks associated with the use of supplied products and take appropriate action to avoid such risks. […]

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Do I need to provide blinds and curtains in my property?

No – however as a minimum we recommend you provide curtain poles or curtain rails for all windows in the property. When considering blinds and curtains consider the following: The addition of blinds and/or curtains will improve the presentation of the property The addition of blinds and/or curtains will make the property more appealing to […]

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Do landlords need to register with ICO?

Yes – a consequence of being a landlord is that you control personal data I.e. data about your tenant – in data protection law you are known as a data controller. In the law of agency, a principal (in this context a landlord) expressly or implicitly, authorises an agent (in this context a letting agent, […]

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What is a voluntary EPC?

Where an owner or occupier of a building which is not legally required to have an EPC has obtained one voluntarily. 1.1.4.5 para 24 of THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD Further Reading THE DOMESTIC PRIVATE RENTED PROPERTY MINIMUM STANDARD (guidance on Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015) Still not […]

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Are my blinds safe and compliant?

Find out if your blinds are safe and compliant by clicking on the link below. You’ll also find video tutorials on how to make your blinds safe and compliant. 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 […]

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Do you have any advice on insurance approved locks?

No – sorry locks and security in general are not our area of expertise. For expert advice on locks we recommend you contact a locksmith and can recommend Glastonbury Locks on¬† 07889599020 (Glastonbury office catchment area). Further Reading Locks Online – Insurance Approved Door Locks Master Locksmiths Association – Find a Master Locksmith Association approved […]

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Do I need landlords insurance?

Yes –¬†Landlords’ insurance is an insurance policy that covers a property owner from financial losses connected with rental properties. The term is commonly used to describe an insurance policy that covers the building, with the option of insuring any contents inside that belong to the landlord. Mortgage lenders insist on buildings insurance as a bare […]

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I have carried out a lot of work on my property do I need a new EPC?

Yes, if the property is modified so that it has a greater or fewer number of parts designed or altered for separate use than it previously had, where the modification includes the provision or extension of any of the fixed services for heating, hot water, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation. The person carrying out the […]

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