Landlord Do's & Don'ts
- DON’T think agreeing a lease with a tenant means you have no responsibility for your property.
The ‘non-invalidation clause’ only deals with matters ‘beyond your control’, but there is a lot that is within your control.
The Fire Risk (Scotland) Act makes ALL the parties involved in a building responsible for making sure a fire risk assessment is carried out for example.
If you own a food risk, for example, it is not beyond your control that the annual kitchen deep clean is carried out, or that the electrical circuitry and gas supply are statutorily inspected.
- DO make sure you understand your legal obligations as a landlord if you fail in this regard, it may affect any insurance claim you make