Houses to rent, Leeds - safety is paramountAs professional letting agents in Leeds, A-Team Properties know exactly what you should look for when choosing houses to rent in Leeds, or anywhere else you may be settling down to work or study. While it's important to find the right student digs or professional accommodation to suit your individual circumstances, it's also vital to make sure that the property is safe and fit for purpose. If you've rented a house or student digs before, then you'll probably have a good idea of the kinds of things that you should check before signing a contract. However, if you're new to student life or if it's the first time that you've looked at houses to rent in Leeds or elsewhere, you want to ensure that the accommodation in Leeds that you're interested in is looked after and managed correctly - so here's our guide to help you.
Finding the best student digs in Leeds
When you choose a property specialist to help you secure a house or flat, you need to be able to trust that you're getting the right advice. At A-Team Properties, we always ensure that all of our houses to rent and student digs in Leeds come with the necessary certificates that any rented property should have. Landlords have a responsibility to ensure that any flats or houses to rent comply with laws and regulations regarding health and safety. Before signing up to rent a house or student digs, here are some things you should check with your letting agents:
- Do all your houses to rent in Leeds have a current Gas Safety Certificate?
Whatever you're renting, whether student digs in Leeds, a professional let, or any other type of property, your landlord is required, by law, to provide a current Gas Safety Certificate. This is to confirm that all gas appliances, including boilers, gas ovens/hobs and gas fires are all safe to use. Without this, you can't be sure that the property is safe - it just isn't worth the risk.
- Do your properties and student digs in Leeds have Electrical Certificates?
Although electrical certificates aren't a legal requirement, with so many house fires being started due to faulty wiring, you should ask for electrical certificates to be supplied when you look for houses to rent or student digs in Leeds or any other location. This will give you an extra dimension of reassurance that your landlord takes your safety seriously.
- Can I see the Energy Certificate for your houses to rent?
Energy Certificates are a relatively new requirement, but they must be supplied, by law, for any professional or student houses to rent in Leeds, or anywhere else in the UK. If you've found accommodation or potential student digs in Leeds that you're interested in renting, ask to see the Energy Certificate. It will help you to see how energy efficient the property is - and if your landlord doesn't have one, they're breaking the law.
If You're Not Sure, Just Ask!
If you're searching for houses to rent in Leeds, or student digs for your new university adventure, and you want to ask a question about finding the best and safest properties, feel free to contact our Leeds letting company - we'd be delighted to help.
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