Landlord Information

Our lettings department provides a friendly, professional and more importantly a personal service to landlords looking to find a tenant whether it be on a ‘let only’ or a ‘fully managed’ basis. We would like to advise you that we give careful consideration to all aspects which will influence the monthly rent. The rental figure we suggest is based on our extensive knowledge of the area and the current market conditions.

Our service whether let only or full management is tailor made to suit you. Whether you are an established landlord, a first time investor or simply needing to rent in order to move elsewhere, we can provide valuable advice and assistance from the early stages of purchasing your investment property, find the right tenant for you and deal with the ongoing property management.

The rental incomes depend on properties being fully/partly furnished. Please note these are all subject to viewing, general condition of the properties and referencing. We pride ourselves on getting you the best possible price, in the shortest possible time. We have a consistent track record for achieving the highest possible rent on a regular basis.

Our two main services are the ‘Let Only’ service and the ‘Full Management’ service.

LET ONLY
  • Your property is fully marketed in branch, it is          also listed on www.homesale.co.uk,          www.rightmove.co.uk
  • .Accompanied viewings
  • Full referencing, credit check of prospective          tenants
  • Drawing up of tenancy agreements
  • Production of a detailed inventory
  • Arranging of the EPC, gas and electrical safety          checks
  • Collection of the first months rent and deposit
  • Check in of the tenant
FULL MANAGEMENT

You will get all the benefits of the ‘Let Only’ service plus

  • Lodging the deposit with MYDEPOSITS
  • Continued rent collection which is then          transferred to you via BACS transfer and          monthly statements
  • Monthly property inspections
  • 24 hour property maintenance
  • In house maintenance team.
  • Check out at the end of the tenancy and          assistance with any deposit disputes
IF STILL YOU REQUIRE OTHER VARITATIONS IN THE SERVICES PROVIDED, WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS

SUGGESTED MINIMUM CONTENTS FOR FURNISHED LETTINGS

LOUNGE
Sofa
Coffee table
DINING ROOM
Dining table
Chairs
KITCHEN
Cooker
Fridge-freezer
Washing machine
BEDROOMS
Bed
Wardrobe
GENERAL
Vacuum cleaner
Curtains/Blinds on all windows
Appropriate floor covering
GARDEN (if applicable)
Lawnmower
Gardening tools
All soft furnishings must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) Safety Regulations 1988 and be fire safety compliant. Look for the fire safety label on all furnishings. For further information click here.
WE ALSO PROVIDE FURNITURE PACKS WHICH ARE DESIGNED FOR LANDLORDS WHERE WE CAN OFFER REASONABLE QUOTES TO FURNISH PROPERTIES. THE FURNITURE WE PROVIDE IS TOP QUALITY BUT NOT AT POCKET PINCHING PRICES!
Click on the headings below for further information

HEALTH AND SAFETY – GAS

Annual safety check:
The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 say landlords must ensure that gas appliances, fittings and flues are safe for tenants use and that installation, maintenance and annual safety checks are carried out by a Corgi-registered gas installer. If everything is OK, you'll be given a certificate called a CP12 and you must give a copy of this to the tenant. Gas safety checks must be carried out on a property annually.
For further information visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg285.pdf

Maintenance:
There is duty to ensure that all gas appliances, flues and associated pipe work are maintained in a safe condition at all times.

Records:
Full records must be kept for at least 2 years of the inspection of each appliance and flue, of any defects found and of any remedial action taken.

Copies to tenants:
A copy of the safety certificate issued by the engineer must be given to each new tenant before their tenancy commences or to each existing tenant within 28 days of the check being carried out.

HEALTH AND SAFETY – ELECTRICAL

The Electrical Equipment and Safety Regulations say you must ensure that the electrics are safe, with operating instructions and safety notices supplied before a letting commences. Get your electrics regularly checked by a qualified electrician. Landlords should make 'reasonable adjustments' to their property to accommodate a disabled person.

SMOKE ALARMS

All properties built since June 1992 must have been fitted with mains powered smoke detector alarms from new. Although there is no legislation requiring smoke alarms to be fitted in other ordinary tenanted properties, it is generally considered that the common law ‘duty of care’ means that landlords and their agents could be liable should a fire cause injury or damage in a tenanted property where smoke alarms are not fitted. We therefore strongly recommend that the landlord fir at least one smoke alarm on each floor.

HEALTH AND SAFETY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)

As from 1st October 2008 where a dwelling is being let an Energy Performance Certificate will be required. We can arrange these in-house at very cost effective prices.

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