|Advice: Before the Tenancy starts..
Cleaning - always make sure that the property is professionally cleaned prior to the start of a tenancy including carpets and curtains in all rooms. The tenant will be expected to return the property to this condition at the end of their tenancy, hence this should be a “one-off” expense for the landlord.
Keys –you should aim to provide the tenant with at least two sets of keys for the property. If we manage the property we would also require a set.
Gas Safety Check – make sure a Landlord’s Gas Safety Inspection is carried out prior to the start of a tenancy
Electrical Check – make sure that all electrical appliances are safe and in working order (an inventory clerk will not check that appliances are working)
Gardening –the garden should be tidied before the start of the tenancy
Smoke alarms – these should all be tested and working
Post - Make sure you notify the Post Office of your new address, as tenants cannot be relied upon to forward post to you.
Instruction Manuals - always try to leave instruction manuals or information regarding all appliances, as well as boiler and thermostat controls – tenants want to be able to have heating and hot water readily available!
Contact Numbers - Unless choosing our managed service, please ensure that you supply the tenants with all your contact numbers, so that they can reach you at any time.
Preferred contractors - if choosing our managed service – please let us know of any preferred contractors you would like us to use, we will be happy to use contractors who you are familiar with.