Leasing your property to us

Minimum property standards

The property must be:

  • Wind and watertight
  • Heated throughout
  • Clean
  • Secure
  • Energy performance rated to D or above

The property should not have:

  • Any signs of dampness
  • Polystyrene tiles
  • Asbestos
  • Artex ceilings

General requirements include:

  • Safe access to the property
  • A record that any asbestos has been removed from the property
  • A current Energy Performance Certificate appropriately displayed in the property. A list of accredited providers of Domestic Energy Performance Certificates can be obtained by contacting a local estate agent or surveyor
  • The property must be clean and tidy
  • The garden must be clear of rubbish and grass must be cut
  • Decoration is to a fair standard
  • Floors are stable and free from collapse or rot
  • Plaster on walls and ceilings is sound
  • Banisters and balustrades are safe
  • Doors and windows are in working order and windows double or secondary glazed and all catches in good working order
  • Internal glazing is intact and complies with safety standards
  • Gas and electrical supplies are in good and safe working order with current Inspection Certificates available
  • Hard wired smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide alarms should be present where there are gas appliances
  • Chimneys will be swept
  • Plumbing services are in good and safe working order
  • There will be a functioning bath or shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Kitchen is clean and functioning with a minimum standard being a sink, double base unit and double wall unit
  • Extractor fans in kitchen and bathroom
  • Loft insulation - grants and discounts may be available. Contact the Energy Advice Centre on 0800 512012