With over 150 rules to navigate, renting out your property can feel daunting. But fear not. The experienced team at The Letting Quarter has your back.

With more than 100 years of experience in lettings and property management, our team knows all about compliance, so we’ll make sure your tenancies run as smoothly as possible.

Ready to dive in? Here's a brief look at some of the key legislation to get you started:

Right To Rent

It’s a legal requirement to conduct a Right to Rent check on all prospective tenants over the age of 18. This is to make sure that any prospective Tenant has the right to rent a property in the UK in accordance with the Immigration Act 2014.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

In accordance with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations (2015), and recently amended (2022), all privately rented properties must have a working smoke alarm on all habitable floors of the property, and a carbon monoxide alarm is required in any room which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) or solid fuel burner.

Consent to let your property

It’s important that you have consent from your mortgage provider to let the property. This is unlikely to be applicable if you have a buy-to-let mortgage. If you’re letting a leasehold property you may also need permission from the freeholder.


If you intend to let your property furnished, you’ll need to make sure that all furniture complies with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire & Safety) Regulations 1988.

Buildings insurance

Landlords are obliged to take out buildings insurance against the property. Some buildings insurance policies cater directly to landlords and cover additional services such as contents insurance, together with rent and legal protection. 

It’s important to consult with your agent if you have any queries or doubts over whether your property is compliant. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our team today.