Letting Guide for Landlords
Our letting guide provides first time or experienced landlords some useful advice when renting property.
Firstly it is important to understand current rental values for your type of rental property. Our experienced team can provide you an up to date free rental valuation of the property.
The rental figure is based on factors such as recent demand, location and property condition. Other considerations include transport links, shops and schools.
In addition landlords should do plenty of research on general market conditions, current demand and any new legislation.
Guide to Letting
The First Impression
To create a strong first impression use high quality digital photography.
benefit from letting agents considerable marketing resources to find the right tenant for your property.
The first place most people look these days for properties to rent is on the internet.
Letting agents use high traffic portals to reach many potential tenants for your property.
Viewings provide tenants with all the information to make a decision.
Landlords can carry out viewings however the vast majority prefer using letting agents to complete this process.
Letting agents will accompany all suitable applicants around your property.
Describing its benefits and answering any of their queries about location, schools, shops and transport links.
It is important to ensure the property is tidy and in good order to show it at its best.
There’s no legal obligation for you to have landlord insurance.
Many buy-to-let mortgages come with the condition that you have it.
Landlord policies can help protect your property from all sorts of risks during a tenancy.
Damage from careless tenants, general maintenance, emergency household faults and loss of rent.
Many comparison sites such as GoCompare can provide quotes for suitable cover.
It is now a legal requirement that all damage deposits are secured by a Deposit Scheme.
These schemes provide peace of mind to both tenant and landlor
Free custodial schemes offered by DPS protect deposits throughout the period of the tenancy.
Some landlords choose to use insured schemes and keep the deposit but pay for it to be protected.
Your letting agent will attempt to resolve any disputes that may arise at the end of a tenancy.
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Most importantly we are a No Fee Letting agent providing services to both tenants and landlords.
Landlords benefit from our fully managed service. As a result they earn more rental income.
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In addition keeping costs low ensure more rental income.
Therefore landlords enjoy the benefits of using our online presence on Zoopla and Prime location.
All landlords must ensure that their rental property is fit for human habitation.
Properties should comply at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout.
Where a landlord fails to keep property habitable, the tenant can take legal action.
Property maintenance and carrying out reported repairs are important during the tenancy to ensure the property complies with FFHH.
All properties for rent require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) by law in England and Wales.
The EPC is only required for self-contained properties and is valid for 10 years.
An EPC provides an indication of the potential cost to heat and power a property.
It also includes recommendations of energy-efficient improvements, the cost of carrying them out, and the potential savings.
There are a number of checks and certificates required to be in place before you can let your property.
If renting fully furnished soft furnishings must comply with Fire Safety Regulations.
Gas appliances must have a gas safety certificate & checked annually by Gas safe registered plumber.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) should be undertaken every 5 years or at the start of all new tenancies by a registered electrician.