Coronavirus tenancy deposit scheme guidance

Government coronavirus advice requires tenants to stay at home which will put increased pressure on home appliances and heating systems.

Landlords remain legally obligated to ensure properties meet the required safety standards – urgent, essential health and safety repairs should continue to be made.

Smoke alarms

All households should be fitted with smoke alarms and a carbon monoxide alarm in line with legislation. These should continue to be tested regularly.

Gas safety

Landlords still have a legal duty to ensure annual gas safety checks are completed and recorded.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has provided guidance for landlords during the coronavirus outbreak.

Following this guidance, we will continue to request gas safety certificates when they are due.

Please stay vigilant and if you think there is an immediate risk concerning gas, please contact the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.

Tenancy reviews

We are continuing to send out tenancy reviews to those opted into the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

This is an opportunity for tenant and landlord to provide feedback on their tenancy and comment on the scheme in general.

Please complete this if you can. It tells us whether the scheme is still in place and valid.

Further information

There is a range of government support available to tenants and landlords during the coronavirus. To discuss anything further, please contact amelia.mahler@easthants.gov.uk