Landlords who rent out accommodation have a responsibility to ensure rented properties present no hazards which could pose a significant threat to the health and safety of the occupier or visitors.

Generally, the landlord has responsibility for:

  • the structure of the property
  • the installations within the property (eg water, gas and electricity, sanitation, drainage, heating)

View more information about health and safety considerations for landlords

Download the Private Rented Sector Code of Practice

View the Government's How to Rent guide for tenants and landlords

View more information about Houses in Multiple Occupation