I am a Landlord, how often should I have an inspection carried out in my property?
If you own an HMO, you have a legal obligation to have a Periodic inspection Test carried out on your property every five years.
If your property is not an HMO, then you are not legally obliged to get your installation tested on a periodic basis. However, we recommend that you have a full PIR carried out every five years or on change of tenancy – whichever comes first.
Our guidance is based on legal obligations set out in The Landlords and Tenant Act (1985).
The following types of accommodation are all likely to be HMOs:
- shared flats and houses
- halls of residence for students or nurses
- boarding houses
- hotels or bed and breakfasts with permanent residents
- some supported accommodation, such as foyers or ‘move on’ accommodation for homeless people.
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