Rented Housing Regulations

The Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008-2009 intend to improve standards in existing rental accommodation requiring landlords to implement these changes before February 2013. They will gradually phase out the traditional bedsit, by requiring each rental unit to have its own toilet and bath or shower facilities. An open fire will no longer suffice as a sole source of heating; central heating or an equivalent will be required. KMA offer a service to inspect and assess individual properties and offer advice on compliance with the regulations and the associated costs.