Landlord Information:-

Once you’ve decided to let your property, there are a number of steps to follow:-

1. Contact Clear Residential Lettings, we will then arrange a date and time to visit you, discuss your requirements and carry out a market appraisal.

2. Once we have agreed the rental asking price and required timescales etc, we begin marketing your property. The property will be advertised in our property rental listings, in the local press and it will also appear on a number of property portals, the main source of enquiries being rightmove.co.uk, the country’s most popular portal. All appropriate prospective tenants registered on our database will be contacted and encouraged to view your property.

3. All viewings of your property will be accompanied and when a prospective tenant wishes to take up a tenancy, a holding deposit will be taken and references applied for via our selected credit search agency. We will also request an employers reference and a current/previous landlords reference (if applicable), to give you as much peace of mind as possible.

4. Upon receipt of satisfactory references, a date for occupation is agreed and a legally binding tenancy agreement signed, based on the ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’. At the time of signing, the first months rent is paid, along with a security deposit (security deposits are held within our Government registered TDS scheme).

5. Rent is paid to us on a monthly basis, either by cheque, standing order, or cash. After the deduction of our commission, the balance is forwarded to you.

6. Prior to occupation a full inventory is prepared. We will run through the inventory with the tenants and obtain their signatures. A copy will be retained and used when inspecting the property upon the tenants vacating.

7. Gas and electricity meter readings are taken at the time the tenants sign the tenancy agreement and the utility companies are informed of the tenants details for future payments. The tenants are required to make their own arrangements with regards re-connecting a telephone line.

8. We will require a copy of an up to date gas safety certificate and an 'energy performance certificate' (EPC). We can arrange these if required.

9. Regular inspections take place during the term of the tenancy (for full management), by ourselves and any issues dealt with. Should there be a need for remedial work, or a problem with one of the appliances which could mean expenditure, we will obtain estimates from one of our approved maintenance contacts and submit these for your approval.

10. 2 Months prior to the end of the tenancy agreement, we will write to both yourself and the tenant, to confirm your requirements for a further letting period, or continuation of the existing tenancy.

11. The property is inspected at the end of the tenancy (full management) and the inventory checked. No repayment of the deposit is made to the exiting tenant until we are entirely satisfied.

 

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