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Guiding Principles for Landlords for Renting Their Property Privately in Edinburgh

By Calum Rendall Subscribe to RSS | March 23rd 2012 | Views:

There are some legal of responsibilities of a private landlord. In this way those who want to rent out their property so they have to know about the duties towards the tenant. If you have the property and want to let out for the holyday accommodation then you need not to hire the letting agent. In the matter of renting your house in edinburgh, there is a legal process given by the law which should be followed by the landlord.

If you have house in edinburgh for the purpose of renting then you have to take registration from the local authority where your property exists. If you do not have the registration certificate and you let out your property in edinburgh then it will be considered the offensive act. Firstly you will have to take the registration from the local authority which would be for three years. After that the local authority will declare that you are a fit person for renting a property in edinburgh.

For getting this license issued you will have to apply to the local authority of the area, which will then inspect the property to ensure that it is suitable for multiple tenants. In case of more than one tenant in a house in edinburgh but they do not belong to a same family. In this way it is binding recommendation for the landlord that he must obtain the License for HMO (Multiple Occupation License). For example you are renting your property in edinburgh so that you should have this license.

Scottish government has some amendments in the (Housing Act 2006) regarding the repairing standards of the house in edinburgh. According to these laws the landlord must have to submit the surety that his property is totally wind water tight and it is not dangerous for the human life. Moreover the property is repaired properly from inside and outside already. The landlord must make sure that his property has the good system of water supply, gas, and electricity. Beside the heating insolated system should be in good condition as well as the fixture, fitting, and appliances of the house are working properly. Moreover the furnishings of the house should in good condition for daily use besides this there should be a detector for warning of any kind of fire.

The landlord should make sure that his property in edinburgh fulfills all the requirements which are implemented by the laws for the tenant.

Calum Rendall - About Author:
Calum Rendall is a marketing officer for Greenlet, property lettings website in Edinburgh. If you want more information on edinburgh flats to rent, please visit property in edinburgh.

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