How long is a fixed term?
We recommend a 6 or 12 month fixed term depending on the requirements of both yourself and the prospective tenant.
What is a periodic tenancy?
A periodic tenancy means that after the initial fixed term has ended the contract continues on a monthly basis.
How much notice do I need to issue to gain possession of my property?
In order to end the agreement you are required to issue 2 months written notice.
How much notice does my tenant need to issue in order to terminate the contract?
After the initial fixed term period or during a periodic tenancy the tenant may leave after as little as 4 weeks notice.
Can I select who carries out works to my property?
We have no objection if you would like to use specific contractors to carry out works. However we do request that this is clearly stated before the commencement of the tenancy
What electrical safety checks are required?
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 oblige every landlord to ensure that any electrical appliances in the property are safe. It is required that all appliances are checked for defects and that a record of all checks are recorded.
What gas safety checks are required?
It is a legal requirement that the landlord ensures that a gas safety inspection is carried out annually and that a Gas Safety Certificate is provided by a corgi registered engineer. This certificate must be issued to the tenant (and acting agent) within 28 days of the check being carried out.
Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished?
If you intend to rent your property furnished you will have to consider the following legislations:
This decision is usually decided by knowing the relevant legislation. As a guideline all furniture purchased after 1st March 1990 from a reputable retailer are likely to meet the required standard which show appropriate labels.
Is my rent guaranteed?
We can offer a rent guarantee scheme which also includes legal protection cover. This is available at an additional cost upon request.
What is deposit protection?
By law, landlords and agents who take a deposit from tenants under an assured short hold tenancy agreement (AST) must protect that deposit using a government-authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme