A Buy-to-Let Survey is either a Homebuyers or a Building Survey with an additional section for landlords – the Landlords Decent and Safe Home (DASH) Review.
Since the Homes (Fit for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force, the onus has been on a landlord to ensure a property is safe and meets certain standards if it is to be let out.
Failure to comply can result in eye-watering fines from the Local Authority starting at £5000 per breach and rising to £30 000 and a potential criminal conviction.
The Landlords Decent and Safe Home Review reports on 29 different factors which could potentially need your attention as a landlord. The report outlines your responsibilities for each factor and identifies any issues in the property that might compromise the safety of potential tenants.