Listed below is a quick checklist, to ensure that you have complied with all of the relevant regulations and that your
property is ready “To Let”.
1.Obtain permission from mortgage lender.
2. Gas Safety Check – current certificate? If not please inform us and we will arrange this on your behalf.
3. Electrical Regulations – are all appliances safe?
4. Furniture – furnishings – if present in the property, do they comply with the safety standards?
5. Leave instructions for any fitted appliances at the property.
6. Ensure there is an EPC in place
7. Carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment
8. Ensure Smoke Detectors fitted to all floors and Carbon Monoxide in any room with a solid fuel appliance (including open fires)
9. Label stopcocks.
10. Prepare property for tenant, internally by ensuring it is clean and tidy and externally by removing any unwanted litter or rubbish.
11. Advise your insurance company and review your buildings and contents insurance.
12. Employ an Accountant and Solicitor if necessary.
13. Arrange final meter readings and pay outstanding bills or permit us to do this on your behalf.
14. Provide us with at least two sets of keys to give to the incoming tenants, and an extra set if we are to be managing the property.
It is essential that the property is presented in a well decorated, clean and tidy condition in order to let the property quickly and at the best possible rental value. Unless other arrangements are made in the tenancy agreement, it is the landlords responsibility to maintain the property in good order throughout the letting. A property can be let fully
furnished, part furnished or unfurnished, although our advice would be to let it unfurnished wherever possible to minimise possible complications. In all cases it should include carpets, curtain rails and curtains.
We are here to help in any way we can to make the letting of your property as smooth and painless a procedure as possible.