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A landlord has certain responsibilities when renting out private property, many of which differ depending on the type of the property. Failure to meet these obligations may result in a fine or even prosecution. Read on to ensure you are aware of your obligations as the landlord of a student house.
What is a student house?
A student house is a residential property which is let to Full Time students for a specified term and at an agreed rate. This arrangement is also known as a student tenancy, and is typically arranged in one of the following ways:
Note: If there are more than 3 students living in the property, and they make up more than one household, then the property will be classified as a House in multiple occupation (HMO). There are additional responsibilities imposed on a landlord of an HMO, which you can read about here.
What responsibilities are imposed by law on a student house landlord?
Before agreeing to rent out the property, you must:
At the beginning of the tenancy, give the student tenants the following:
The property must be in the following condition:
During the tenancy, you should:
How can Legislate help you?
Legislate is a contracting platform where landlord and letting agencies can create easy-to-understand and legally valid Student Tenancy Agreements on their own terms. You can read how to create your first Legislate agreements in our tutorial and watch a short demo. If you would like to try Legislate, please book an introductory call.
The opinions on this page are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on which you should rely.
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