Code of Practice

The ALL Wessex  Landlords’ Code of Practice

  • To comply with all laws relating to the letting and management of their property.
  • To meet all other legal requirements and best practice.
  • To let and manage properties in an honest, fair, transparent and professional manner.
  • To ensure any additional requirements as may be set by Local Authorities, are complied with.
  • To manage properties with due skill, care and diligence and ensure that, where staff are employed, they have the skills and training needed to carry out their tasks.
  • To do their best to avoid conflicts of interest and where they do arise, to deal with them openly, fairly and promptly.
  • Not to discriminate on the basis of age, social standing, gender, race, language, sexuality or any other factor that might place an individual at a disadvantage.
  • To ensure that all communications and dealings with tenants are fair, clear, timely and transparent.
  • To ensure that all relevant information is provided to tenants prior to them committing to a contractual decision.
  • To ensure that all advertising and marketing material is accurate and not misleading.
  • To take steps to look after tenant money and to hold this separately from other funds.
  • To behave ethically and responsibly at all times.
  • To ensure tenants are given details of complaints-handling procedures and the redress scheme to which the agent or landlord belongs.
  • To ensure tenant money is held in a special purpose account (set up by a bank for this purpose) and where held by an agent, it is covered by client money protection insurance.
  • Through continued professional development (CPD), to ensure you remain knowledgeable and lawful in all aspects of being a successful landlord.

 

Disclaimer: This code of practice is subject to routine reviews, however, with the pace of change, some information may become dated. No responsibility for loss or damage caused to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the material included in this Code can be accepted by ALL Wessex.