When you have agreed your offer and the tenant has been selected, Prospect Residential Lettings takes the responsibility for ensuring the move is as trouble free as possible whilst ensuring the clients position is protected.
Often overlooked is the importance of creating a positive relationship between the tenant, landlord and agent. Ensuring that the tenant’s experience of moving into their new home is a good one plays a critical part in managing the relationship for the future.
Landlords check list
Listed below is a summary of points that need addressing prior to commencing the tenancy.
Consent: Ensure you have the correct consents from your mortgagee or head lessor.
Insurance: Check that you are fully insured for a tenanted property for both buildings and contents.
Mail: Arrange for the redirection of your mail with the post office.
Accountant: If required, employ the services of an accountant or tax advisor.
Terms of the Tenancy: Agree with Prospect Residential Lettings on the terms that have been negotiated.
References: Confirm you are satisfied with the references including Credit, Employer and previous Landlord.
Legal Agreements: Preparation of the Tenancy Agreement and any notices.
Inventory and Schedule of Conditions: Arrange the Inventory and Schedule of Conditions at the commencement of the tenancy.
Furnishing Regulations: Ensure that all soft furnishings left in the property meet the latest regulations.
Gas Safety Check: Organise a Gas Safety Inspection and ensure that a valid certificate is issued.
Electrical Check: Organise an electrical safety check on all systems and appliances left in the property (Best Practice)
Property Folder: Provide a folder containing information with all instructions and guarantees relating to any appliance left in the property.
Keys: Ensure there is one set of keys per tenant as well as one set of keys for Prospect Residential Lettings if appointed to manage the property.
Cleaning: Organise professional cleaning of the property prior to tenants moving in.
Gardener: Organise a gardener prior to the commencing of the tenancy.
Smoke Alarms: Ensure that smoke alarms are fitted and that they are in working order, if applicable.
Utilities: Arrange for the transfer of utilities into the tenants names and arrange for payment of the closing accounts.
Council Tax: Arrange for the transfer of council tax into the tenants names and arrange for payment of the closing account.
Telephone: Ensure that there is a line to the property.
Bank Account: Provide details of bank account to Prospect Residential Lettings in order that monthly rental payments can be paid to your account.
Contractors: Provide Prospect Residential Lettings with a list of preferred local Contractors if required.