In order to ensure that the tenancy runs without problems, there are some matters need to be dealt with, before a property can be let, and the landlord should know if he/she complies with the law. Here is summarised information below. If you require any information, please do not hesitate to contact us:
The preparation of the property
Even though it is our responsibility to keep contact with the Tenants, a good relationship between the Landlord and Tenants is also quite important. The Tenants should feel that they are receiving value for their money. By a well presented and maintained property in a good order you achieve a higher rental figure, and Tenants also tend to treat such a property with greater respect.
General condition of the property
Electrical, gas plumbing, waste, central heating and hot water systems must be safe and in good working order. Repairs and maintenance are at the Landlords expense unless in the case of misuse. Interior decorations should be in good condition and preferably, light, plain and neutral.
The property can be let furnished, part furnished or unfurnished; it depends on the type of property and local market conditions. If you require advice, whether you should let your property furnished or not, please contact us, we will help. Furnished or not, you will need to provide decent quality carpets, curtains and light fittings.
Your personal items
All of your personal belongings (ornaments, pictures, books etc.) should be removed from the property, especially if these items represent a real or sentimental value to you. Some possessions may be put in boxes, sealed and stored in the loft, but at your own risk. The cupboards and shelves should be cleared for the Tenant’s use.
Before the tenants move in, be sure to leave your garden in good condition with the lawn cut. Tenants should keep the garden well, if they are left the necessary tools. Keep in mind, however, that the tenants may not be professional gardeners. You might wish us to arrange visits by our regular gardener.
Cleaning the property
Before the tenants move in, you should clean the property. When they move out at the end of the tenancy, they must do the same. If they don’t do that, the cleaning will be arranged at their expense.
Informing the Tenants
It is a good idea to explain the tenant the way the central heating, the hot water system, the washing machine and the alarm system works, and the day refuse is collected etc.
You should provide one set of keys for each tenant. We will arrange to have duplicates cut as required, where we will be managing
We hope that the above information helped you answering your questions. If there are any parts of which you are unsure, please ask us. We look forward to being of assistance to you in the letting and management of your property.