Property management can be a daunting task therefore having a dedicated team at hand can give you a piece of mind and able to act quickly & efficiently to any matter that may come up.
Our property management department have extensive experience in advising on the proactive management of residential portfolio or in some cases single buy to let property.
When renting out a property in general and especially a management property you will require the following;
Gas Safety Certificate
Each and every landlord is legally required to provide an annual Gas Safety Certificate for any gas appliances or boilers in the property. These certificates can only be issued by an engineer registered on the Gas Safe Register. Failure to hold a current certificate is a criminal offence and could lead a fine of up to £20,000, imprisonment or both.
Approved carbon monoxide detectors are strongly recommended, although these must not be used as a substitute for regular checks and servicing by a registered engineer.
Energy Performance Certificate
New regulation from the 1st October 2008 it has been mandatory for all rental properties being marketed to have and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This provides a rating for the property showings its official energy efficiency and environmental impact on a scale from A – G (A being the most efficient).
Portable Appliance Test
Landlords have a duty to ensure that all electrical equipment supplied by them is safe for tenants to use. We at S.Ville Estates can arrange for a NICEIC and PAT (Portable Appliance Test) using one of our reliable contractors.
Inventory and Check-In/Out
The introduction of statutory Tenancy Deposit Schemes on 6th April 2007 it has never been more important to have an up to date and accurate inventory.
A professionally compiled inventory provides a written benchmark, which should be amended, updated and recreated before the beginning of each new tenancy. A properly constructed Inventory/Schedule of Condition details the fixtures and fittings and describes their condition and that of the property generally. S.Ville Estates can arrange for both a professional inventory and check-in schedule of condition to be carried out.
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Legislation introduced on 6th April 2007 requires landlords to register deposits taken for properties let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. S.Ville Estates is a member of two of the government approved schemes, The Deposit Protection Service and My Deposits, and can arrange for tenants deposits to be registered.
S.Ville are more than happy to provide and arrange an end of tenancy & pre-tenancy cleaning, regular cleaning, carpet, upholstery & curtain cleaning and laundering of bedding and linen. Tenants are obliged to return the property in the same clean state as it was at the beginning of the tenancy.
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