Landlord Code of Practice

AudienceLandlords are responsible for ensuring that they comply with the law when letting and managing residential property.

When a landlord engages an agent, the tasks and responsibilities of letting and managing property will be allocated between them. It is for the landlord and the agent to decide and to jointly understand who is responsible for each task and responsibility. Any such arrangement should be agreed, documented and signed by both parties. In most instances, the landlord will remain the overarching legally responsible party.

Irrespective of whether a landlord self-manages or employs an agent, it is important that the landlord is sufficiently knowledgeable to ensure the effective and legal management of their properties and tenants.

Please click here to read the ALL Wessex ¬†Landlords’ Code of Practice.