Before a property can be let, there are several matters which the owner will need to deal with to ensure that the tenancy runs smoothly, and also that he/she complies with the law.

We provide summarised information below. If you require further advice or assistance with any matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We have found that a good relationship with tenants is the key to a smooth-running tenancy. As Property Managers this relationship is our job, but it is important that the tenants should feel comfortable in their temporary home, and that they are receiving value for their money.

It follows therefore that a well presented and maintained property in a good decorative order will go towards this, whilst also achieving a higher rental figure. Tenants are also more inclined to treat such a property with greater respect.

General Condition

Electrical, gas plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe, sound and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the landlords expense unless misuse can be established. Interior decorations should be in good condition and preferably plain, light and neutral.

Furnished

Your property can be let fully furnished, part furnished or unfurnished. Which of these is appropriate will depend on the type of property and local market conditions. We will be pleased to give you advice on whether to furnish or not and to what level. As a minimum you will need to provide decent quality carpets, curtains and light fittings. Remember that there will be wear and tear on the property and any items provided.

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Gardens

Gardens should be left neat, tidy and rubbish free, with any lawns cut. Tenants are required to maintain the gardens to a reasonable standard, provided they are left the necessary tools.

However, few tenants are experienced gardeners, and if you value your garden, or if it is particularly large, you may wish us to arrange visits by our regular gardener.

Cleaning

At the commencement of the tenancy the property must be in a thoroughly clean condition, and at the end of each tenancy it is the tenants' responsibility to leave the property in a similar condition. Where they fail to do so, cleaning will be arranged at their expense.

Information for the Tenant

It is helpful if you leave information for the tenant, e.g. on operating the central heating and hot water system, washing machine and alarm system, and the day refuse is collected etc.

Keys

You should provide one set of keys for each tenant. Where we will be managing we will arrange to have duplicates cut as required.

Other Guidelines, for various things including mortgages property and Legal requirements, are in place and will be provided with the Terms and Condition of Management.

We've created an Essential Guide for Landlords PDF and you can download it via the link below.

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Guide to Letting Property

Becoming a Landlord?

If you're contemplating becoming a landlord, the best starting point is to get an idea of the market value of your property. We are always happy to visit, at a time to suit and give you our professional opinion on price.

There is no charge or obligation whatsoever, and any discussions we have are in complete confidence.