Technology crucial for PRS compliance

Jessica Nangle

July 12, 2019

The rising number of lettings regulations are providing a challenge for letting agents and landlords to remain compliant according to gas safety compliance solution Gas Tag. 

Gas Tag argues that the best technology is key in helping agents and landlords to stay compliant over the next few years.

This comes after the Residential Landlords Association announced that there are over 150 acts of Parliament containing more than 400 regulations affecting the private rented sector (PRS).

The Home (Fit for Human Habitation) Act and the Tenant Fees Act have recently come into force with more regulations, such as tightening of energy efficient rules, set to be implemented in the next few years.

Paul Durose, founder and chief executive of Gas Tag, said: “It’s hugely important for letting agents and landlords to comply with all regulations, as they are in place to ensure tenants’ safety and contribute towards reducing the number of rogue operators in the industry.

“However, it’s easy to see why some might be finding it difficult to stay on top of everything.

“This is also demonstrated by some local authorities’ well-documented struggles to effectively enforce PRS regulations.”

Durose says that the right technology can create increased transparency which ultimately will improve the effectiveness of industry regulation.

Durose added: “With time pressures on agents becoming greater, technology solutions which focus on compliance are needed now more than ever to help agents reduce risk, improve efficiency and free up more hours.”

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