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When a tenant vacates a property, it is good practice for a landlord to carry out an inspection and deal with any issues or concerns ahead of the property being occupied by a new tenant. But what exactly should a landlord be looking for?

If you are thinking of becoming a landlord, then you may also be considering a buy to let (BTL) mortgage. A specific BTL mortgage is usually needed to rent out a property as this is typically not permitted with a conventional mortgage.

Draft legislation is now before Parliament that will require all landlords to undertake mandatory electrical inspections of property in the private rental sector in England.

New laws, regulations and guidance to help manage the impact of the coronavirus on landlords and tenants are being introduced at breakneck speed as the Government, advisory bodies, letting agents, contractors, landlords and tenants all grapple with the challenges introduced by the pandemic.

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 require that Landlords provide tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a property being rented under a qualifying tenancy (including an assured shorthold tenancy).  

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