• Cassidy and Tate Professional Outfit With Great Property MarketingCassidy and Tate's help sell my St Albans property. I was very impressed with the marketing, the photos they took made me want to stay they made the property look that good! Siobhan was very helpful t... read more.
  • An excellent sale and purchaseAn excellent sale and purchase experience - completed in just 5.5 weeks! - and made all the better and less stressful by the outstanding service and support from Graham, Siobhan and the team at Cassid... read more.
  • Highly recommend. Professional and efficient.Stuart at Cassidy and Tate was extremely helpful when we were selling our house in St Albans. Very professional photographs were taken and sensible selling price was given. We sold our two bed house a... read more.
  • Annette and HannahAnnette and Hannah have recently become our new property managers, we have been with another company for 5 years. Cassidy&Tate are totally different, I cannot believe the prompt efficient service, not... read more.
  • Great teamworkDavid, Duncan and team were fantastic throughout. Felt like I was working with friends throughout who had my back, and enabled a quick sale through to completion in order to meet my purchase timelines... read more.
  • Sales, purchase and lettings- great service!It has taken me a long time to review. Cassidy and Tate are pros, all are experienced and work hard to sell your home and most importantly to manage the process. I’ve used Cassidy and Tate for a pur... read more.
  • Exceptional service from the team!Exceptional service from the team at Cassidy and Tate. They listened to what I wanted and delivered to the highest level. Excellent communication throughout, very knowledgeable about the market and I ... read more.
  • Very quick/smooth buying processGreat experience with Duncan at Cassidy and Tate. Very smooth buying process that was tied up in about 2 months from start to finish. Duncan really helped with communications between the vendor and I ... read more.

Landlord Obligations

The EU (European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Directive:

From the 1st October 2008, all properties on the market to let require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law in England and Wales. As a landlord, you will be responsible for purchasing the EPC and you will need to present the EPC to the letting agent so that it is readily available to potential tenants. Once prepared it is valid for lettings for 10 years. Cassidy & Tate can organise this, please see section (Optional Services) for fee details.

The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
To comply with the Gas Safety (installation and use) Regulations 1998 a valid landlords gas safety certificate must be available (Covers the Inspection of ALL gas appliances) and supplied to Cassidy & Tate at least 5 days before any tenancy commences. Gas appliances must be inspected annually by a ‘gas safe’ engineer and landlords gas safety certificate issued. Cassidy & Tate must hold a valid Landlord Gas Safety Certificate for all properties throughout the duration of any tenancy. In the event that this is requirement is not met Cassidy & Tate will employ a contractor and the cost will be deducted from the rent automatically. Any delays or financial loss resulting from a lack of valid gas certificate shall be the landlord’s responsibility.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 201

To comply with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015 landlords are required to install a working smoke alarm on every level of the property and to ensure that there is a CO detector in any high-risk room, i.e. those containing a heating appliance (Boiler/Gas fire etc).


Electrical Safety Regulations

To comply with the Landlord and Tenant act (1985) and The Housing Act (2004) Landlords are required by law to ensure that the Electrical Installation and any Portable Electrical Appliances are:
• Safe when the tenancy begins AND
• Maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy.

Landlords are responsible for the safety of any fixed wiring and electrical appliances that they provide for the tenants use.
Failure to comply with Electrical equipment (safety) regulations (1994) and the consumer protection act (1987) is a criminal
offence and can result in severe penalties. To ensure Landlords comply with these regulations Cassidy & Tate advise a fixed
wiring inspection by a qualified electrician is carried out and a report is produced.

Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulation 1993

With effect from the 1st March 1993 it was made illegal for a professional landlord to let a property that does not meet all the fire resistance requirements. In brief, the regulations require that upholstered furniture (lounge suites, headboards, mattresses, bed bases etc) must have fire resistant filling and the covering material must have passed cigarette resistance test. Since 1997 all properties available to let must comply with regulations. Since 1990 all new upholstered furniture must comply with this regulation and carry a permanent label stating which test the material has been subject to. Non-compliant furniture must be removed or replaced. We recommend smoke detectors to be used (at least one on each property level).

What is the law required of landlords for Legionella?

Landlords who provide residential accommodation have a legal duty to ensure that the risk of exposure of tenants to Legionella is properly assessed and controlled. It is recommended that every 2 years, Landlords of domestic properties appoint a professionally trained and accredited body to carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment survey then implement any recommendations.