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Anyone thinking of renting out a property should be aware of legal obligations before proceeding.
Stockton Council, in partnership with the Government's advisory body, Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS), has issued a checklist that potential landlords should refer to before proceeding with a property rental.
Failing to talk to a mortgage lender could see people lose their home, while not storing a tenant's deposit in an approved deposit protection scheme could cost landlords three times over.
Failing to apply for a licence for a licensable property could result in up to a £20,000 fine.